“Without question I support banning the box of exclusion on all college admissions applications, including my alma mater, New York University.

Higher education is one of the most empirically successful formulae for people returning home from incarceration.  Why would anyone suggest creating barriers to successful citizenship? That’s exactly what the question of exclusion on college applications are–barriers. This barrier is counterintuitive to public safety. If we have successful formula that contributes to public safety why would we not ensure that it is enforced any and everywhere?  Banning the box of exclusion just makes sense.”

 

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