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Update | Borrowers Raise Concern over Borrower Defense Denials

In Victory For Borrowers, DeVos Agrees To Stop Issuing Mass Denials Of Loan Forgiveness Applications | Forbes

Student loan borrowers scored a victory in court this week against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, as litigation continues over mass denials of student loan forgiveness applications. The case, Sweet v. DeVos, concerns the troubled Borrower Defense to Repayment program.

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How the Biden Administration Can Free Americans from Student Debt | The New Yorker

On September 2nd, the anthropologist and activist David Graeber died unexpectedly, while on holiday in Venice. David, who was my friend and collaborator for more than a decade, was best known for his groundbreaking study “Debt: The First 5,000 Years,” from 2011.

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Update | Department of Education Stops Borrower Defense Denials; Reinstates Forbearance

The Department of Education has decided to stop issuing blanket denials of borrower defense to repayment applications, according to a recent filing in Sweet v. DeVos. It also said it was putting all borrowers who received blanket denials back into administrative forbearance. The court recently denied the settlement agreement and ordered the Department of Education…

The Legacy Of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos | NPR

What to make of the tenure of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos depends, like Beauty itself, on the eye of the beholder. To the president who asked her to run the Department of Education, she was a loyal lieutenant who argued for her department’s irrelevance in a nation where control of schools is a local affair — that is, until she argued the opposite, at the president’s urging, and threatened schools with a loss of federal funding if they refused to reopen mid-pandemic.

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Four Years of the Trump Administration in Court. One Word Stuck in My Head. | The New York Times

During four years struggling to keep up with the flood of court cases challenging the refusal by various Trump administration officials to follow the law, a word ​has come to mind so often that I can’t shake it. It’s the word “mean.​” There’s a meanness to the ​man and to the policies issued from the sycophantic bubble that passes for his administration.

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Should the Biden Administration Cancel Student Debt? This Guide Might Help You Decide | MarketWatch

The debate over student-debt cancellation is raging as it becomes a more realistic possibility.

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Biden Could Face a Student Loan Mess if Trump Allows Pandemic Relief to Expire | CNN

Student loan borrowers haven’t had to make payments since March — but that piece of federal pandemic relief is set to expire on December 31, unless President Donald Trump or Congress act to extend it.

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What Biden’s Election Could Mean for Student Loans | New York Times

The federal government is the primary lender for students who borrow money for college and graduate school, and the Education Department directly holds more than $1.4 trillion in student debt. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s administration will have the ability to make changes that can directly affect millions of borrowers’ monthly bills.

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President-Elect Joe Biden Has Signaled He’s Open to Canceling Student-Loan Debt — The Question Is When And How Much | MarketWatch

Activists, advocates and scholars have been arguing for years that cancelling student-loan debt would provide an economic stimulus, correct decades of policy failure — and that the president has the authority to do it.

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Here’s What Biden Could Change Just by Executive Order | MarketWatch

As people and markets around the world brace for Joe Biden’s move into the White House, a key factor is what the veteran Democratic politician could accomplish without having to work with Congress.

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