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Summary: The Negative will argue that it’s unjust to take money away from honest taxpayers (who may have trouble putting their own kids through college) to pay for prisoners to do what they can’t afford themselves.
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About "Negative Brief: Pell Grants for Prisoners"
Affirmative plan reverses a 1994 congressional ban on the use of Pell Grants by prisoners in state and federal institutions. Pell Grants are federal money given (not loans) to poor students to help pay for college. Before 1994, many colleges had remote learning or correspondence programs they offered to prisoners that were funded by Pell Grants.
The Negative will argue that it’s unjust to take money away from honest taxpayers (who may have trouble putting their own kids through college) to pay for prisoners to do what they can’t afford themselves. And the Affirmative’s theory that college classes reduce recidivism (returning to crime after release from prison) is seriously flawed. Prisons should be a place of punishment, and we should have learned from history that the rehabilitation model of prison doesn’t work. Anything that distracts us from giving the offender exactly what he deserves is inherently unjust.
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Coach Vance debated in National Forensic League debate while in high school from 1979-1982. In college, he judged at high school NFL tournaments in North Carolina. A homeschooling dad himself, he realized the growing potential and benefit of homeschool debate and switched over to coaching homeschoolers a couple years later. In 2001, he helped Chris Jeub with bringing The Blue Book to a more advanced level. He has been co-authoring Blue Book ever since.