55% of prisoners are reincarcerated within five years of their release. This program is trying to change that by offering prisoners college classes while they’re in prison and options to continue their education once they get out.
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This month about 15 million students are scheduled to take the first round of the Common Core nationalized tests. Across the country - and political spectrum - a strong rebellion has emerged with one unified message: students must refuse to take these tests.