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Vocational Training Is Answer For Educating Prison Inmates

March 23, 2014
By Deann Nelson , Post-Journal

Yes, Governor Cuomo, prison inmates need education! But free college tuition for prisoners? Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots doesn't think so! Here's why. Dropouts from high school fill our prisons. They lack the basic skills needed to be successful in college-level courses. Most dropouts are unable to read well, unable to comprehend even unsophisticated works of literature, unable to write cohesive sentences and paragraphs, unable to spell words correctly, even unable to speak standard English in an English-speaking country, and they do not have the necessary computation skills and math level of algebra, the minimum math requirement for job entry into many areas of employment.



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