In September, the Department of Education released a new version of the “Borrower Defense to Repayment” rule that would make it virtually impossible for students cheated by their college to cancel their student loans. Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Susie Lee have introduced a Congressional Review Act challenge to repeal this rule and restore stronger student protections put in place in a 2016 rule. In response, 57 organizations released a letter supporting the Durbin-Lee efforts so that students who were fraudulently deceived or whose schools engaged in other illegal conduct can access relief from their student debts.
- Why is it so hard for Betsy DeVos to provide debt relief and loan forgiveness to students?
The Los Angeles Times
January 2, 2020
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The New York Times
December 31, 2019
Thank you @IlhanMN for your tireless work to #DefendStudents.
Betsy DeVos is STILL illegally seizing borrowers’ wages that they need to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head.
Enough is enough. Cancel every penny of student debt NOW.
This pandemic may be setting the stage for a for-profit college resurgence. Our fight to #DefendStudents, with the help of partners like @TICAS_org, goes on.
The woman who taught me basically everything I know about debt-financed #highered did a really cool thing — I’m so pumped to see @JoeBiden & @SenSanders’ unity task force build on so many of those important lessons! #defendstudents #college4all
Proud to have been part of the @JoeBiden @BernieSanders education unity task force. This collaborative & positive process gave me hope, it was a privilege to work with such a brilliant group! https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/democratic-task-forces-send-biden-progressive-policy-roadmap-n1233198
DeVos Advances Trump-Like Vendetta Against College Accreditor http://ow.ly/DhMs50AsbYy via @DaHalperin #DefendStudents For more, see https://bit.ly/2Z3hrFI