(Des Moines) Students from across the state came to the Statehouse Tuesday as part of Education Lobbying Day.
One component of their effort is aimed at getting a state law change that criminalizes delinquency on student loans by revoking a person’s driver’s license.
Evan Burger of the U.S. Student Association says the Association and the students he works with feel this is a bad policy. "If they can’t afford to pay back their student loans with a driver’s license how are they supposed to pay them back without a drivers’ license."
Burger says Iowa and Montana are the only states with such a policy and an effort is underway in Montana as well to change the law there.
He says sanctions imposed by the federal government should be penalty enough for students struggling with student loan debt.
Iowa Radio Network
March 4, 2015