August 1, 2005
Limits on student aid
Limits on student aid up for vote
July 30, 2005
This article talks about a law that has been in effect for five years that is about not allowing students who have been caught with drugs to be able to collect financial aid. These students are still allowed to attend school, but they may not receive financial aid. Each year about 35,000 students are effected by this law. According to the article, "Some opponents also say the current law is discriminatory because most of those convicted on drug charges are members of minority groups or from low-income families." The first offense under this law is loss of aid for a year, second is no aid for two years and after three offenses you lose your aid permanently. If you are caught selling drugs the first offense is no aid for two years and second is no aid permanently.
Before reading this article, I have not heard of this law before. In my opinion I think it is a good law. The students who do not do drugs have a better opportunity to receive more aid. They say that this law effects low income families and minorities, but my argument is if these people are so poor and need the money, then why on earth on they wasting their money on drugs. If you are willing to waste your money on that then you deserve to not get help for your schooling. (This is all my opinion.)
I believe this is a good law. They only lose their aid for a year for the first offense. If they are not smart enough to stop using drugs after that, then they don't deserve to get aid.
Posted by: Ryan at August 4, 2005 11:23 AM
This is my first time hearing about this law, but I think it a good one for our society. I don't think this has some thing to do with discrimination. We all know that doing drug is illegal by law then while in the world people will want to cause problem for their future.
Posted by: Bill at August 4, 2005 12:19 PM