Students fight back - will sue over HEA
I'm way behind on the news but thanks to Talk Left, we didn't miss this announcement.
Students for a Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are seeking plaintiffs for a lawsuit challenging the Government's ban on student aid for those with a drug conviction.More than 175,000 students have been deprived of aid under the “drug provision” of the Higher Education Act (HEA), often for minor offenses such as possession of marijuana in the last five years. Many times for possession of miniscule amounts of marijuana as teenagers. Students with alcohol infractions on their record -- a far larger group -- do not lose their aid.
If you're one of these students who lost their funding, or know someone who has, please join in this action.