Banning the Box on College Applications

Problem

My idea addressed a problem that faces many potential college students. Many universities/colleges require that potential students check a box on their applications that seeks information as to whether or not they have ever been convicted for a criminal offense. Many in my state felt that this question was an unnecessary impediment that had little barring on someone's ability to function on the college level. During the 2018 legislation session, I championed a bill which sought to do away with this requirement.

Solution

As a result of this landmark legislation, Louisiana became the first state in the nation to ban the box on college applications in order to provide increased access to greater educational opportunities to citizens seeking to further their studies on the college level.


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