Monthly Archives: March 2012

How many are dropping out?

It never ceases to amaze me that there is no sense of concern over a dropout rate of 78 percent in Alachua County. Essentially, we are talking of 2 kids out of every ten by the most generous standards. The … Continue reading

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Ten Ways anyone can go to college without student loans.

This is a creative list but in many ways not all that much of a practicle list for those getting out of prison. However, the reality is if you don’t research and be creative then you will fall into a … Continue reading

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Fla. gets C-minus in corruptibility assessment

As bad as it sounds the fine print points out that Florida is tied for 18th place from the top as far as integrity goes. That is scary because there are 32 states lower on the list than Florida and … Continue reading

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Adult Education

This is a must read site for any coming out of prison even contemplating going back to school. Adult Education Choosing an Adult Education Program Higher Education Degrees Available Adult Education Tests Benefits of Adult Education Distance Learning Programs Preparing … Continue reading

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Lake City mourns stabbing death of prison sergeant

There is a sad reality to being a prison guard and that is often death will sit on your shoulder. However, when I reviewed the cause of death for those working in the Department of Correction and found a couple … Continue reading

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Student-Loan Debt Tops $1 Trillion

Anyone coming out of prison and going to college needs to take a close look at how they are going to finance their education. I have seen those that had money, worked their way through, took out loans and others … Continue reading

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Court reviews life terms for young killers

It is begining to appear as if the Suprem Court is whittling away at mandatory minimums. They have been and remained focused on the question of treating kids as adults. “….Justice Anthony Kennedy raised the lack of flexibility in sentencing … Continue reading

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