“Attacking the Concept of Debt” | Harvard Magazine
Only a few years ago, Douglas Jones, who worked night shifts as a security guard at a nursing home in Roxbury, was hesitant to spend even $10 more than his typical budget allowed. Payments on his student loan debt were being withdrawn directly from his bank account. If the balance was short—for instance, if Jones hadn’t managed to get 40 hours at his job that week—the bank charged an overdraft fee. The debt had ruined his credit score and he hadn’t had a credit card in years. “They were even taking money I didn’t have,” Jones says. “It was stressing me the hell out.” Along with millions of other Americans, Jones had fallen prey to the for-profit college industry, which is in essence a two-pronged system—federal loans at one end and for-profit schools designed to access those loans at the other.
Harvard Law School Sues U.S. Department of Justice Over Document Access | Penn Record
A Harvard law project is suing the United States Department of Justice, citing alleged breach of duty. The Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School filed a complaint on Dec. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the United States Department of Justice for alleged violation of the Freedom of Information Act.
DOJ Must Give Harvard FOIA Docs On For-Profit College | Law360
A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice must turn over some of the documents a Harvard Law School legal clinic had sought from a whistleblower lawsuit over a struggling Pittsburgh-based for-profit college provider’s student recruitment and loan policies.
These Students are Suing Their For-Profit School | Vice
For-profit colleges and universities have received increased scrutiny in recent years for their part in helping to drive up the level of U.S. student debt, which now tops $1.3 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
In EDMC Sale, Ties to For-Profit Education to Face Scrutiny | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Last year, an “extremely enthusiastic” charitable nonprofit foundation based in India approached Education Management Corp. with an offer.
Law School Group Sues Federal Government | The Harvard Crimson
Harvard Law School’s Project on Predatory Student Lending has sued the federal government in an effort to access documents from the Education Management Corporation, an operator of for-profit colleges that settled a case with the U.S. Department of Justice in November 2015.
Fear of the Future: DREAMers and Trump’s Immigration Guidance | Politico
The two immigration guidance memos released by the Trump administration on Tuesday give federal officials the latitude to potentially deport millions of immigrants, but the crackdown left in place an Obama-era policy that protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.
Harvard Law Project Sues Justice Department Over For-Profit Schools Data | Pittsburgh Business Times
A clinic at Harvard Law School is suing the U.S. Department of Justice for withholding documents that may help students of for-profit colleges get federal education loans canceled, and it stems from a 2015 settlement between the DOJ and Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp., according to the Washington Post.
Harvard Law Clinic Sues DOJ Over For-Profit College Case Files | The Washington Post
The Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law School is suing the Justice Department for withholding documents that could help for-profit college students get their federal education loans canceled.
New England Institute of Art Students Storm Campus to Deliver Demand Letter | Debt Collective
On Wednesday students who attended predatory for-profit college, the New England Institute of Art, stormed their former campus to demand justice, including debt cancellation, for all those who attended the school.