July 21, 2020

COVID College Cons – Bad Education Deals Sold in the Pandemic

This article was written by Kate Manning Kennedy, senior advisor at the Project on Predatory Student Lending, and Michelle Wang, an intern at the project. It is part of a series, produced by Republic Report and the Project on Predatory Student Lending (part of Harvard Law School’s Legal Services Center) — COVID College Cons.  This piece looks at some of
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July 20, 2020

For-Profit Colleges Race To Block Students From Suing Them

Donald Trump and his education secretary Betsy DeVos, over the objections of bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress, recently rewrote a key federal regulation so that going forward it will be almost impossible for former students who were deceived and ripped off by their colleges to have their federal loans cancelled, even though a
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July 15, 2020

22 States Sue DeVos to Overturn Anti-Student Rule

The attorneys general of 22 states and the District of Columbia today sued Betsy DeVos over the Trump administration’s new borrower defense rule, a regulation that would make it virtually impossible for defrauded students to get their federal loan obligations cancelled, even though a federal statute provides that right. The lawsuit, filed in federal court
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July 14, 2020

More Proof of DeVos Department Deception in DCEH Debacle

We reported last week that Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education is pursuing penalties against Higher Learning Commission (HLC) over that agency’s 2017 action to suspend accreditation of two career college campuses newly acquired by Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH). The DeVos move appears aimed at deflecting evidence that the Department engaged in an improper effort
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July 7, 2020

DeVos Advances Trump-Like Vendetta Against College Accreditor

Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education is pursuing punishment of a college accrediting agency — an action that looks like a Trump-like vendetta and a means of deflecting charges that the Department and a controversial college chain were caught conspiring to cover up abuses. A new Department of Education staff report claims that the accreditor, Higher
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July 2, 2020

Trump Administration Slams Student Veterans Once Again

In 2016, candidate Donald Trump repeatedly promised to aid America’s veterans, but for the second time in about a month, the Trump administration has taken a step that will severely harm veterans seeking to improve their lives through higher education. Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs reversed its suspensions from eligibility for G.I. Bill funding
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June 29, 2020

DeVos Tries Everything to Force Deceived Students to Repay Loans

Betsy DeVos’s four-year immoral crusade to harm American education has included a thoroughly corrupt effort to protect predatory for-profit colleges and force students who were scammed by these schools to pay back their student loans anyway. Advocates for veterans, single mothers, immigrants, and others ripped off by for-profit colleges have been determined to fight back.
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June 28, 2020

Lunch at the White House with Judd Deere and Hogan Gidley

White House press office, some Tuesday. Deputy press secretaries Hogan Gidley and Judd Deere chat while enjoying lunch at their desks.* Judd: President Trump spoke to millions of Americans on television from the Lincoln Memorial, one of the most iconic and unifying symbols in the world, with a message of hope and optimism about the
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