A federal judge sent the right message last week when he blocked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s suspension of an Obama-era rule that allows students defrauded by for-profit colleges to have some or all of their federal student loans forgiven.
- 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