Sunday, November 29, 2015

“What a waste"

I highly recommend this Atlantic article, which is about young black men in New Orleans and the Louisiana prison system but has a poignant point about people not discovering their real potentials in education. Here's the warden of the Angola prison:
“You know what’s crazy? I got more than 400 people in vocational programs here, with the peer ministers providing teaching and moral support. I got people training as auto mechanics, in horticulture. This is a bigger vocational school than what we have on the outside. Why do we as a society wait until a guy ends up here before we give him a decent vocational education?”

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