October 21, 2020

After Students Testify, Judge Slaps DeVos For Wholesale Rejection of Loan Relief

Late Monday, a federal judge rejected a settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by former students who say they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges and want Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education to stop delaying action on their claims to have their student loan debt cancelled. Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court
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October 17, 2020

Should America Do A Dirty Deal With Trump to Get Rid of Him?

You know the scenario already. Late on election night, or in the days right after, Joe Biden appears to be the clear winner of the presidential election. But President Trump, who already has told his supporters that the only way Biden can win is through electoral fraud, files a series of lawsuits contesting ballots in
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October 16, 2020

Independence University CEO Tells Staff School Will Fight Effort to End Taxpayer Funding

The CEO of a troubled chain of career colleges has emailed his employees vowing to contest an effort to cut off taxpayer aid to his schools and saying “it broke my heart” when he concluded that one of his employees had forwarded a previous email to a web outlet, namely this one. Eric Juhlin, the
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October 14, 2020

DeVos Must Cut Off Taxpayer Dollars to College Chain Hit With Fraud Verdict

  Nineteen organizations, and I, just sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, asking her to obey the law and cut off taxpayer dollars to colleges operated by a non-profit organization called the Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE). We’re also asking DeVos to cancel the federal student debt of people
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October 12, 2020

COVID Questions for Amy Coney Barrett

Do you question the scientific evidence that the coronavirus causing COVID-19 is highly contagious? Do you question that almost 215,000 Americans have died of COVID-19? Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts have called the White House event where President Trump announced your nomination a super spreader event for COVID-19. More than 20 people who attended
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October 5, 2020

Senator Mike Lee Should Resign Today

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) should resign today, for galavanting, maskless, around the September 26 White House Amy Coney Barrett event, shaking hands, hugging, close talking. Given the likelihood that the Rose Garden nomination ceremony was a coronavirus super spreader event, Lee’s behavior was far more reckless and destructive than anything former members of Congress Katie
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October 4, 2020

Reckless White House Event Calls Into Question Judge Barrett’s Judgment

After President Trump and other leading Republicans tested positive for COVID-19 this week, attention focused on the crowded September 26 White House event where Trump announced the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Attendees, mostly without masks, were packed together, both at the outdoor ceremony and at indoor receptions. They were
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October 2, 2020

Keiser, Shireman Picked For DeVos Advisory Panel

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives announced new appointments to the Secretary of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), a panel that advises Secretary Betsy DeVos on college accreditation and other issues. It may be the first time there is a NACIQI member who has filed a federal complaint against another
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