March 11, 2020

After Bipartisan Repudiation of DeVos Student Loan Rule, What Will Trump Do?

In a stunning bipartisan rebuke of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the Senate today voted 53-42 to overturn a new Department of Education rule that would make it nearly impossible for students ripped off by their colleges to have their federal student loans cancelled. Ten Republicans Senators — Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Joni Ernst (IA),
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July 25, 2018

New Trump-DeVos Loan Relief Rule Trashes Students’ Rights, Aids Predatory Colleges

The Betsy DeVos Department of Education, about an hour ago, released a proposed rule to repeal and replace the 2016 Obama borrower defense regulation, which was aimed at cancelling federal student loan debts for people who are ripped off by predatory colleges. The new DeVos rule represents a complete negation of the important reforms in
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February 13, 2018

For-Profit College Lawyer Suggests DeVos Draft Matched Industry Wish List

As discussions grew contentious at the Department of Education’s meetings to repeal and replace the Obama administration’s rule to protect defrauded students, an apparently exasperated for-profit college industry lawyer seemed to admit that a draft rule proposed by the Department closely matched the wish list of schools in her industry. The 2016 Obama borrower defense
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February 7, 2018

Watch Live: DeVos Minions Destroy Student Protections

You can watch a live stream, right now, of the Donald Trump-Betsy DeVos Department of Education destroying government regulations aimed at curbing well-documented, egregious abuses committed against students by for-profit colleges. The only reason you can watch this live stream of the DeVos Department doing the bidding of the for-profit college industry is because advocates
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February 5, 2018

DeVos And The For-Profit Colleges’ Self-Destruct Strategy

For-profit colleges have a decision to make. The Betsy DeVos Department of Education has now formally proposed to almost completely dismantle the rules issued by the Obama administration to protect students and taxpayers against predatory college behavior — deceptive marketing and recruiting, sky-high prices, poor education quality, financial aid abuses. If the for-profit schools endorse
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January 10, 2018

Why Would DeVos Cancel a Student Loan Rule That Works?

The following are comments I made today at the Department of Education rule-making meeting on student loan issues. Many for-profit colleges get 80 percent, 90 percent, or more of their revenue from taxpayers. Taxpayers have a right to expect adequate performance and avoidance of waste, fraud, and abuse. Some for-profit schools do a good job.
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January 9, 2018

Backing DeVos Repeal of Obama Rules, For-Profit Colleges Vilify Students

Today is the second day of the second round of the Betsy DeVos Department of Education’s regulatory meetings to repeal and replace the Obama administration’s borrower defense rule — a rule that was aimed at protecting students and taxpayers from predatory practices by for-profit colleges. The DeVos Department’s intentions already have been made apparent, with
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January 8, 2018

DeVos Department Slamming Door on Defrauded Students

This morning in Washington, Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education resumed the stakeholder sessions that are required by law in order for the Trump administration to repeal and replace Obama-era rules aimed at protecting students and taxpayers from abuses by predatory for-profit colleges. As pro-student negotiators no doubt will make clear over four days of meetings,
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