A Heavy-handed Law Designed to Get People to Repay Student Loans Should Be Changed

For many working folks in Texas — teachers, pharmacists, nurses and security guards to name a few — their livelihood depends on having a state-issued license required to do their job.These people aren't in high-paying positions but rather just doing their best to remain financially afloat. If that's not stress enough, an almost 30-year-old law can create more — and unnecessary — trouble for them.Texas is one of 19 states that will revoke or refuse to issue work licenses if the individual is in default of student loans. This legislation may have seemed like a prudent idea to long-ago lawmakers, but no one wants to defend it in 2018.Instead, we are glad to report, a bipartisan movement is afoot in Austin to change the wrongheaded law.  Continue reading...

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