Criminal Justice and Fair Educational Efforts Cross Paths as BU Joins in Obama Administration Pledge

in Criminal Justice, MET News
June 17th, 2016

Criminal Justice and Fair Educational Efforts Cross Paths as BU Joins in Obama Administration Pledge

Boston University has answered the Obama administration’s call for increased support towards those seeking to overcome troubled pasts through education. Alongside 14 other institutes of higher learning, BU is proud to join in the Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge, which seeks to reduce “barriers facing people who have been in contact with the criminal justice system and are trying to put their lives back on track,” through reforms to school admissions policies. The University, which has long offered opportunities to incarcerated individuals through the Metropolitan College Prison Education Program, made its commitment to the cause known in a statement issued through the White House, which explained, “Boston University has a tradition of inclusiveness and service to the community that goes back to its founding charter. We believe in the power of education to elevate, nurture, and transform.”

Read more about the Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge that BU has sworn in The Atlantic.