If we continue to demand that a college education is a requirement for “success” and that education for all must be a standard we continually strive for, while at the same time constantly increasing the cost of that education and holding wages down, there will always be a large percentage of poorer and indigent students who will desire and be willing to work hard to achieve that higher rung on the economic ladder. As of now, even many previously designated “ middle class” families are severely challenged in providing the support for their children to pursue a college degree or vocational training. Unless we make substantial changes in both the cost and funding mechanisms for the tuition and expenses associated with obtaining a college or vocational education, these young people will require assistance from our government. The government is the only source of funds and support that can be required by law to offer assistance and be subject to oversight to ensure its programs do not determine who receives that aid based on race, gender, creed or ethnicity. These same students deserve the additional support to enable them to be successful. Food stamp support is based on the ability to qualify according to one’s level of income. As long as students can qualify financially to receive them, food stamps should be part of a support package they receive.