Ban the Box

Banning the box on college applications, "ensures that every young person has a shot," Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, said.

President Obama today is announcing legislation that will remove a requirement for job applicants to check a box if they have a criminal record. This will be mandated in the federal government’s hiring process. While this rule used to be seen as a way for potential employers to screen criminal backgrounds, it has increasingly led […]