Department of Education Amended Complaint by 19 States and D.C.

A number of states have filed an amended complaint against the Department of Education and Elisabeth DeVos over the handling of the Borrower Defense to Repayment Program gutted by the Trump administration. The allegations made by a number of states is that the Trump Department of Education has changed the rules about student loan forgiveness … Read more

Betsy DeVos Appears to Admit the Federal Student Loan Program is Doomed

Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s Secretary of Education, gave a speech a few days ago in which she candidly acknowledged that the federal student-loan program is in crisis. In fact, she compared the student loan program to a “thunderstorm loom[ing] on the horizon.” Here is what Secretary DeVos said in her speech: The federal government holds … Read more

Department of Education Seems to Think Student Loan Forgiveness is Optional

Can you believe this?

The Department of Education Borrower Defense to Repayment has officially gone from being a blessing to a joke and now to essentially lights out. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made it clear that she feels forgiving federal student loans for students who are victims of school fraud is wasteful. She’s said, “all one had to … Read more

ITT Bankruptcy Shows Why the Department of Education Should be Worried About For-Profit Higher Education Screwing Consumers

The Department of Education under Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration is seemingly doing everything it can to eliminate consumer protections from schools of higher education that cause consumers to take out loans to attend. Secretary DeVos has been pushing for rollbacks on the Borrower Defense to Repayment program that gave students a way to … Read more

Department of Education Living in Upside Down World – Debtors Come Last

I don’t know how much more bizarre and anti-consumer the Department of Education under Betsy DeVos can get. It has been horrible to watch Education end programs, drag their feet dealing with students who are the victims of fraud by schools, not holding student loan servicers accountable for good advice, and the list goes on. … Read more

Trump and DeVos Department of Education Protect For-Profit Schools From Student Claims

In a particularly damning article by the New York Times, a case is made how the DeVos Department of Education has brought on former for-profit college executives and limited investigations into bad acts of schools which had deceived and defrauded consumer students. In fact, the former investigate departments are said to have had communications with … Read more

Betsy DeVos is Trying to Nullify a Federal Law Intended to Give Defrauded Students Relief From Student Loans: Our Government is Shielding Crooks

Betsy DeVos is in bed with the corrupt for-profit college industry. Her slavish pandering to the for-profit-college racketeers is truly shocking. Now she is trying to nullify a law that gives relief to students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges. In 1994, Congress passed a law giving students an avenue for getting their student loans … Read more

Forget the Russians and Focus on Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Almost 44 million Americans are student-loan debtors, and every single one of them should see Betsy DeVos as their mortal enemy. Since President Trump appointed her as Secretary of Education, DeVos has done nothing to ease the suffering of college borrowers. On the contrary, she has done everything she can to prop up the venal … Read more

Dept of Ed Puts Fraud First Over Students and Common Sense

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to be waging a terrible war against student loan debtors who have been defrauded by their schools in order to extract federal student loan money. Since the Trump administration took over the Department of Education has not actually delivered relief to a single Borrower Defense to Repayment claim. Yet … Read more

Is Betsy DeVos Nuckin Futs With Break From Student Loan Debtor Protections

The Consumerist is reporting the Department of Education has terminated its cooperation with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in dealing with student loan servicer problems. “DeVos accuses the Bureau of not living up to its end of agreements established in 2011 and 2013, by doing too much to hold loan servicers accountable.” “DeVos suggests that … Read more

Trump and DeVos Giving For-Profit Colleges a Free Pass and Set Fire to Protections

POLITICO reports that, seven months into the Trump administration, Department of Education Secretary DeVos has: — Moved to gut two major Obama-era regulations reviled by the industry that would have cut off funding to low-performing programs and made it easier for defrauded students to wipe out their loans; — Appointed a former for-profit college official, … Read more

U.S. Secretary of Education Backs For-Profit Schools Over Protecting Students Loan Debtors

There is a big difference between adjusting rules and regulations to help student loan debtors buried in federal government loans find any hope of a better future, and what is happening now at the Department of Education. It certainly seems that at every turn and opportunity U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is gutting and … Read more

Why is Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Wading Into Religious Issues

The Department of Education just released the following press release. DeVos: Supreme Court Sends Clear Message that Religious Discrimination Cannot Be Tolerated “Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer, holding that the government may not deny a generally available benefit on account of … Read more

Why the Hell is Education Secretary DeVos Praising Trump for Climate Change Dump?

Betsy DeVos, the Secreatry of Education has done it again and defied logic. Why the Department of Education is spouting off to praise the Trump Administration for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, is beyond belief. Is it not possible for the Department of Education to focus on student and student loan issues rather … Read more

Attorneys General Perplexed With Department of Education Roll Back of Student Protections

Twenty-two state Attorneys General sent a letter on April 24, 2017 to Department of Education Secretary of Education and questioned her efforts to roll back protections of student loan debtors. The letter stated: “We, the undersigned Attorneys General of Massachusetts, Illinois, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North … Read more