Ed. Sec. DeVos Sued by 19 State Attorneys General

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been reluctant to continue some of the Obama administration rules. One of which made it easier for students to have the school loans erased clean if colleges used deceptive practices in enticing students to take out the expense loans. Because DeVos has delayed in updating the Obama era rule, 19 state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit against DeVos.

A group of 19 state attorneys general is suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for delaying an overhaul of rules to erase the federal student debt of borrowers defrauded by colleges.

“With no notice, with no opportunity for comment … the DeVos team is trying to cancel this rule,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who is leading the lawsuit, said on a call with reporters Thursday. “It is important that we take action where we see activity by the federal government, Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education, that is unsustainable, unfair and illegal.”

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday, accuses the Education Department of violating federal law by halting updates to a regulation known as the borrower defense to repayment…

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Note that the attorneys general filing the lawsuit are all from states run by liberal Democrats, making one wonder the real motive behind the lawsuit. Democrats were adamantly against DeVos and they’ve fought many of her policies, including her support for school vouchers and the right of parent to choose what school their kid(s) attend. Is this just another liberal ploy to buck the Trump administration?




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