Lawmakers Offer Bill to Curb Criminal Record Check-OffSeptember 18, 2018 |
by Big Island Now
U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced on Sept. 13, 2018, the Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act, new legislation that would encourage colleges and universities to remove criminal and juvenile justice questions from their admissions applications and give more Americans a chance to earn a higher education.
“Everyone deserves a fair chance to go to college and succeed,” Sen. Schatz said. “This bill is about tearing down the barriers that keep people from pursuing a better life through higher education.”