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    Using Education to Stop the Prison Revolving Door

    Providing education and vocational training to inmates is a cost-effective way to reduce recidivism rates, thus shrinking prison populations and easing the strain on prison budgets. Education is far less expensive than incarceration.

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    Sep 30, 2014

    AL.com

    Lois M. Davis

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    Alabama's Challenge: Better Prepared Workforce

    Alabama has made significant economic progress in recent decades, attracting car manufacturers and new industrial development. The state now has an opportunity to build on its considerable assets to address some systemic challenges in education, health care, and workforce development to be competitive in a global economy, writes Melissa Flournoy.

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    Jul 14, 2009

    Montgomery Advertiser

    Melissa Flournoy

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    Change Choices, Not Conversation

    Too often we talk only about the ongoing challenges facing education, health care, transportation and economic development across the Gulf South — Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.... We need to determine new ways to work together across state lines to focus on solutions that will benefit the entire region, writes Melissa Flournoy.

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    Aug 24, 2008

    Monroe (LA) News Star

    Melissa Flournoy