How Prison Reform Could Improve Education in Georgia

deal1030Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal believes the state┬ácan succeed in reforming public education, just as the state has succeeded in prison reform, and that the two have a deep connection to each other. Speaking in front of the Georgia School Superintendents Association, he discussed the legislation designed to reform prisons that has easily passed in the last three years, and how true prison reform begins in the state’s public schools.

With many inmates lacking a high school diploma, Deal feels that incarceration and recidivism rates lie in citizens’ inability to find and keep jobs. He wants school administrators to be a part of Georgia’s plan to “undertake a systematic and comprehensive look at the way we fund education and the way we deliver education.”

Will a stronger education system help keep young Georgians out of prison?

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