by Hilderbrand Pelzer III
"As a nation, we have a moral and economic imperative to give every child the chance to succeed," says President Barack Obama. Do we really want every child to succeed?
County jails and prisons continue to receive an influx of new school-age youths at an enormous rate. While studies link that increase to the lack of education attained by school-age youths prior to their incarceration, matters are made worse when education programs in county jails and prisons are not effective. County jails and prisons can save some lives, but only if the transitional process begins early for school-age youths and quality educational opportunities are available to help them make a difference in their thinking process. Do you think spending tax dollars for education inside county jails and state prisons is a wise investment? Should school-age incarcerated youths have the opportunity to succeed? Please share.
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