For-profit college magnates Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute shuttered operations in recent years after facing state and federal investigations into fraudulent and predatory practices. After the school chains closed, tens of thousands of students who borrowed money to attend them found themselves with worthless diplomas and saddled in debt. The Department of Education under President Barack Obama made it easier for students to submit “borrower defense claims” to try and recoup the funds. By January 2017, the administration announced it had granted more than $650 million in relief to roughly 28,000 Corinthian and 6,300 ITT students.
- How to Stop Schools That Prey on Veterans
The New York Times
March 30, 2021
- Goodbye to Betsy DeVos, who survived by accomplishing almost nothing
The Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2020
- Why is it so hard for Betsy DeVos to provide debt relief and loan forgiveness to students?
The Los Angeles Times
January 2, 2020
- Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Support the Levin Amendment to the America COMPETES Act
- Coalition letter to US Department of Education on Actions in Response to Zovio, Inc.’s Fraud.
- What Will Happen If We Reinstate the Gainful Employment Rule?
- Protect Students and Taxpayers Coalition Letter on NACIQI Reviews and Processes
- Letter to the Department of Education on the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
I’m excited to dive into this book by @rebeccanatow (especially since we are in the thick of so many higher ed #negreg processes at the moment).
Biden Admin is also considering excluding grad students from new #IDR plan it is creating. Many on #negreg cmte raised same concerns I just did. Hopefully, ED takes these arguments into consideration before IDR plan is finalized. /6
We urged lawmakers at the #NegReg to reconsider changes to the 90/10 rule that would restrict #Veteran education choices. We were glad to see others, including @AUSNTweets, @EANGUS72, MCF, @ncoausa, and @SOAAorg express similar concerns.
I hope this means the Prison Education Program NPRM is coming out soon. #negreg #PellYes
ED intends to fully implement legislative changes to allow eligible students in college-in-prison programs to access Federal Pell Grants beginning on July 1, 2023. [4/5]
Veterans and Higher Ed | Education Department’s Unholy Alliance with Registered Lobbyists | Why some Federal Agencies Bar Lobbyists from Serving on Committees #negreg https://feehanconsulting.substack.com/p/education-departments-unholy-alliance?r=19j9rp&utm_medium=ios
.@SenatorDurbin Calls on Illinois School Counselors to Raise the Alarm on Predatory Colleges http://ow.ly/C9JT50IYcXN #DefendStudents See letter to educators here: https://bit.ly/38MdE6Q @IACAC
Many Certificate Programs Don't Pay Off, But Colleges Want to Keep Offering Them Anyway http://ow.ly/QGpO50IXQmG via @hechingerreport More on protecting students from predatory institutions: https://bit.ly/3yxBkEi #defendstudents #highered
“The Department (@usedgov) should issue more group discharges in short order to ensure that no defrauded borrower enters repayment on debt that shouldn’t exist in the first place.” #DefendStudents #4profit 3/3 https://www.nclc.org/media-center/advocates-applaud-ed-approval-of-238m-discharge-for-marinello-school-of-beauty-borrowers.html
Lawsuit Charges For-Profit University Preyed on Black and Female Students http://ow.ly/6J8i50IIFPo via @nytimes The effort to #defendstudents against predatory recruitment is non-stop. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3yxBkEi #4profit #highered
State AGs Urge Debt Relief for Defrauded Students https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/03/18/argosy-federal-student-loans/ via @washingtonpost More on this an other efforts to #defendstudents against predatory institutions: https://bit.ly/3yxBkEi