This past Friday, a headline story announced Obama to start pilot program that gives Pell
grants for college to some prisoners.
Given the remarkable array of things that it has been said
“Obama” would do or has done or was plotting to do, one might have either
pounced on this headline as one more proof of his ill intentions or quickly
skimmed over it as one more ridiculous Internet rumor.
I respectfully suggest that it is neither.
It is, in fact, not a rumor (ridiculous, malicious or
otherwise). Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch
announced the initiative (called the “Second Chance Pell Pilot program”) during
a visit to a correctional facility in Maryland on Friday, July 31.