It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree.
No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education.
Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly.
The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.