To the Editor:
I am disturbed by Cornell’s policy of giving “free” classes to inmates at Auburn Correctional Facility. How is it that people who have been convicted of crimes get personalized education, versus people who can’t afford college tuition and haven’t broken the law?
I’m sure lots of other people, the ones that have to work two jobs and can’t afford to attend college to enrich themselves, would have been fantastic students as well, given the same generous opportunity. It saddens me that Cornell is rewarding criminals with free education, a financial luxury not everyone has.
Alyssa Sogor, Ithaca College ’08