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Opinion: Higher Education Act Could Benefit Incarcerated Students

The Higher Education Act, first passed in 1965, established financial aid for college-bound students. Over time, lawmakers have changed the HEA’s provisions according to the shifting needs of students and political trends. For example, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 amended the HEA to exclude incarcerated students...

Fewer California Youths Are Getting Arrested, but Consequences Are More Serious

It’s hard to believe how fast crime by youths has plunged. In 2007, 237,000 Californians under age 18 were arrested for criminal offenses. In 2017, just 56,000, a decline of 76 percent over the decade. Yet within that sunny trend, a troubling one has emerged: In 2007, just 43 percent of arrested...