The New York Times reports that the Department of Education has announced eligibility guidelines for low-income students as part of a new aid program. This program will determine who gets a share of $790 million in funds, and will also distribute approximately 500,000 grants--grants Congress created to stimulate science, math, and language study. In the course of establishing these guidelines, Congress said that for students entering their first or second year of study, they must have completed a "rigorous program of study" in secondary school. However, Congress left it up to the Department of Education to work...

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