Skip to comments.Illinois House Rejects "Ban the Box"
Posted on 04/15/2019 1:22:19 PM PDT by PBRCat
The Illinois House on Friday rejected a bill that would have blocked public colleges and universities from asking about a prospective students criminal history as part of the application.
The so-called ban-the-box proposal a reference to questions that appear on many job and college application forms asking people whether they have or havent been convicted of a serious crime was sponsored by Rep. Mary Flowers, a Chicago Democrat who argued the question prevents many people with criminal histories from turning their lives around.
These people were a tax burden at one time. They were costing us money, Flowers said on the House floor. Now they want to better their lives. Theyve learned from their mistakes. They want to become part of the working class, the middle class, and have an opportunity to go to school. Thats all theyre asking for.
Flowers proposal, however, came at a time when colleges and universities throughout the country have come under criticism and under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for not doing enough to respond to violent offenses on their campuses, particularly sexual violence.
As of March 29, according to the Department of Educations Office of Civil Rights website, both Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the University of Illinois-Chicago were under investigation for complaints involving their handling of sexual assault cases. So too were Chicago Public Schools and the Waukegan school district.
This bill, as it stands, would put convicted felons in cohabitational dorms with 17- and 18-year-old youngsters leaving home for the first time, said Rep. Jeff Keicher, a Sycamore Republican. While I understand the need to forgive past misdeeds, I need the sponsor to know that situations will come up that warrant additional flexibility in the admissions process as it pertains to violent felons.
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Does anyone seriously think that the radical liberals who run the university admissions processes at most colleges are going to reject a student because he or she has been to jail???? That’s probably a plus for most of them.
I’m guessing if your resume’ shows the last 5 years in “The Kitchen” someone will figure it out.
“Theyve learned from their mistakes. “
Mostly overwhelmingly not.
Im guessing if your resume shows the last 5 years in The Kitchen someone will figure it out.
...or, you graduated from The Charm School of Joliet.
Ms Flowers must be a blooming Idiot...
“Safe Space” from white Conservatives - Good!
“Safe Space” from violent criminals - Racist!
$100,000 of student loans later:
“Look, Mom. I have a B.A. in Psychotic Decisions!”
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