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PRISON INMATES ARE GETTING COLLEGE DEGREES

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According to the Hechinger Report, an online journal covering education and inequality matters, when Bradley Arrowood was in jail and given a textbook, he laughed because education was the last thing on his mind. When he was a child, Arrowood was told he’d never amount to anything. He grew up in California, dropped out of school when he was sixteen, and supported himself with illegal activities until he was twenty-three years old. At that time, he killed a man he suspected of sleeping with his wife. Arrowood was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1995, and he admitted that he “deserved every bit of my sentence.” 

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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN

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In a society where ageism is prevalent, we may hold the belief or perception that “elderly” people no longer have interest in bettering or educating themselves. On the contrary, not only have older people accumulated innate wisdom, having gone through numerous experiences (both good and bad), but many work to stay active and curious in later years. Of note is that when we continue to learn, new brain cells develop, which indeed helps to forestall or even prevent dementia.

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