ERIC Number: EJ662174
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Publication Date: 2002
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Walking a Policy Tightrope: Balancing Educational Opportunity and Criminal Justice in Federal Student Financial Aid.
Brown, M. Christopher, II; Lane, Jason E.; Rogers, Kimberly R.
Journal of Negro Education, v71 n3 p233-42 Sum 2002
The Higher Education Act's Drug-Free Student Aid Provision denies federal aid to anyone convicted of possessing or selling controlled substances. The criminalization of certain offenses and exclusion of others appears to accompany unstated racial and socioeconomic biases. Because minority and poor people are more likely to be convicted of drug possession and sale, adopting this public policy may disallow college access to those who would benefit most. (SM)
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