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The Knotted Line

Evan Bissell, Author

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1996: Priorities

1996: California spends more on prisons and corrections than on higher education. *

From 1984 to 1996, California built 21 new prisons, and only one new university.* (pdf of report)   

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Discussion Questions:
  • Compare your family's views on college and prison. Were they seen as related? Was one more talked about than the other?
  • How does the above fact affect how you view the state government? Your own motivation in school?
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