United States Department of Education Update

Linton, John
June 2008
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2008, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p65
Academic Journal
The article offers updates on the development in the U.S. Department of Education. According to the author, the Second Chance Act has been signed by the President into law on April 9, 2008. The Act passed in Congress has been backed with nearly unanimous bipartisan support. The Act includes various provisions may be considered a step in a process of turning from punishment and incapacitation towards rehabilitation as fundamental philosophy of the American prison. Moreover, it is noted that the Congress has also been working on a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a process that may lead to significant changes in the grant program administration in the Office of Correctional Education.


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