May 24, 2024

Blackboard Behind Bars

Author: Ray Schroeder
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Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed

Colleges and corrections departments increasingly are turning to online instruction for incarcerated students. But while those programs may be easier to scale, challenges and questions about quality remain. Marc Howard, director of Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative says “If you care about bringing costs down, if you care about making communities safer, if you care about having better families where children have role models who are in school like they are… there’s so many benefits that extend from prison education for a very, very small price tag.”

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