White House Starts Higher Ed 'Fair Chance' Pledge

June 13, 2016

The White House on Friday announced a "Fair Chance" higher education pledge, in which colleges make pledges to help those who have been accused or convicted of crimes get a second chance at improving their lives and building their education and careers. Colleges qualify by improving admissions processes (for example, by limiting questions on criminal pasts, or limiting the use of such information), and supporting the work of students and faculty members who teach in corrections institutions or help those in such institutions plan to continue their educations after their sentences.

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