Removing Barriers to Higher Ed
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
A college education typically is out of reach for people who are in prison, and even formerly incarcerated students often face questions about their past in the admissions process.
Senator Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, wants to remove those restrictions for students who have been involved with the criminal justice system. He is spearheading bills that would restore Pell Grants for incarcerated students and encourage colleges to drop admissions questions about applicants’ criminal histories.