I went from prison to professor – here’s why criminal records should not be used to keep people out of college
The Conversation
August 16, 2018

People’s prior convictions should not be held against them in their pursuit of higher learning, and beginning next year, the Common Application – an online form that enables students to apply to the 800 or so colleges that use it – will no longer ask students about their criminal pasts.  However, more must be done, as argued by Stanley Andrisse, a formerly incarcerated person who now is an endocrinologist and professor at two world-renowned medical institutions – Johns Hopkins Medicine and Howard University College of Medicine.

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