13 Aug '11, 1pm

Should College Students Be Allowed On Food Stamps?

Should College Students Be Allowed On Food Stamps?

At the height of the economic downturn Michigan had the highest unemployment rate at around 14.1 percent. It held this distinction for nearly 25 months and today unemployment in the state lingers at around 10.5 percent. While an improvement, it's still no easy feat to find a job in the state. And for college students in need of part time work, it can be even more difficult. Many students depend on food stamps to make ends meet but undoubtedly, rampant abuse has called the system into question. Michigan has ten times as many students on food stamps as California and Illinois. It's these numbers along with massive budget cuts which led to removing 30,000 students from the program . Federal law states that college students are not eligible for foods stamps in many cases but states like Michigan have gotten around the law in the past by considering job preparatory programs (ma...

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