Ga. group pushes for law that would prohibit colleges from asking about criminal history
A Georgia-based group is working to make it easier for people with a criminal record to attend college.
On Friday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Patrick Rodriguez, a campaign manager for Beyond the Box Georgia and Abagail Cook, the director of Beyond the Box Georgia, discussed a proposed bill that, if passed, would remove felony conviction checkboxes from higher education applications.
Cook explained that most states and public state colleges require applicants to disclose their criminal history, but Louisiana has passed legislation for public colleges to remove felony conviction checkboxes from applications.
Rodriguez further explained that requiring applicants to disclose criminal history information opens the door for discrimination.