WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 02: Deputy Education Secretary John B. King Jr. (C) delivers remarks after being nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama (R) to replace outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan (L) in the State Dining Room at the White House October 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama praised the work of Duncan, one of the few remaining members of the president's original cabinet. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

U.S. Education Secretary Urges College Admissions to Reconsider How Applicants are Asked About Their Criminal History

In a letter addressed to college and university leaders, John B. King Jr., urged those in admissions to relax how those with criminal histories are treated.

A search of criminal records found that approximately 70 million Americans have some form of criminal history, with 2 million behind bars.  According to Mr. King these offenders can find reentry easier if they have access to quality education and training.