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  1. Obviously I agree with everything in the video. There is such a significant need for higher education in modern classrooms that it's almost a joke at this point. You're taking people that have committed crimes which are often a result of their background, putting them in an awful environment, and then putting them back on the streets now with a criminal record and saying to them "physician, heal thyself." Good luck. It's not necessarily that people commit crimes because they aren't educated, but it IS clear that people will continue to commit crimes when they know nothing else.

    What if the idea was in rephrasing the issue rather than calling it "higher education?" Maybe the problem is in the terminology. It should be outcome focused – what does it take to rehabilitate prisoners? Education, skills training, anger management, etc. Then by lumping them together the issue won't be as ignored by the common man, because rehabilitation is something that people agree with but HOW to rehabilitate is where lawmakers become… well… jerks. What do you think?

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