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DeVos and Education Dept. could face new sanctions for violating a court order | The Washington Post

Key Hearing Tuesday in Borrower Defense Case | Diverse Issues in Higher Education

A key court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in a case involving an industry group’s challenge to the U.S. Department of Education’s 2016 borrower defense rule. Last month, a federal judge ruled in a related case that the department had illegally acted to delay the 2016 borrower defense rule, which incorporated critical protections for students.

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Betsy DeVos’s For-Profit Strategy Is Risky — for Betsy DeVos | The Chronicle of Higher Education

It probably surprises no one that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is not making sense, but her stands on key issues are starting to be noticed in the courts. And while DeVos would not usually be held personally liable for the harm she is doing to students, borrowers, or taxpayers, there is at least one exception: if she knowingly and improperly allocates taxpayer dollars.

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Despite the Economic Recovery, Student Debtors’ ‘Monster in the Closet’ has Only Worsened | CNBC

In many ways, Daniel Strong is happy with his life. He owns a three-bedroom ranch-style house in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he lives with his wife and 3-year-old son, Benjamin. He recently made the last payment on his silver, Toyota Tacoma. He likes his job.

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Students Can Challenge Education Department Over Loan Forgiveness, Judge Rules | ABA Journal

A U.S. district court has found that two graduates of a Massachusetts for-profit college have standing to challenge the U.S. Department of Education’s recent decision to delay implementation of the borrower defense regulation, which shifts loan repayment responsibility from the student to the school if it’s found that the school engaged in misconduct.

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Devos Under Fire for Obstacles to Student Debt Relief | Courthouse News Service

A federal judge blocked the Education Department on Monday from dismantling an Obama-era regulation intended to protect student-loan borrowers from predatory lending practices. “The court concludes that, as with most unlawful agency actions, the proper remedy here is vacatur,” U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss wrote.

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Defrauded Students Inch Closer to Victory in DeVos Lawsuit | Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ move to ease protections for former students of for-profit colleges should be reversed, handing a victory to those who said they were defrauded by their schools. But U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss put his ruling on hold for 30 days, giving the Education Department and others a chance to respond.

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Trump Gets an F from Judge for Favoring ‘Predatory’ For-Profit Colleges | Associated Press

President Trump, who paid $25 million to settle allegations he defrauded Trump University students, and whose private-school education was covered entirely by his parents, was handed a legal defeat last week in his efforts to ignore a rule enacted by the Obama administration to protect student borrowers.

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Update | Judge Rules for Project’s Clients; Strikes Down Department of Education Illegal Delay of 2016 Borrower Defense Rule

In another major rebuke to DeVos, the Project wins Bauer v. DeVos case Judge rules that the Department of Education’s delays in implementing 2016 borrower defense rule were illegal and caused serious harm to borrowers   In a victory for student borrowers, and another massive rebuke to Betsy DeVos, a court this week ruled that…

Betsy DeVos Wants Another Chance to Delay Rule Meant to Protect Defrauded Student-Loan Borrowers | Associated Press

The Trump administration on Friday asked the court for another chance to delay an Obama-era policy meant to boost protections for students defrauded by for-profit schools. The request came two days after the court ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ move to freeze the regulation known as Borrower Defense was “arbitrary and capricious.”

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Defrauded student loan borrowers in limbo in wake of judge’s ruling | CNBC

A tug-of-war between student borrowers hoping to get tens of thousands of dollars in loans they took out for their education discharged and the government may be a step closer to resolution. A federal judge ruled this week that repeated delays by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of an Obama administration plan to provide debt relief to defrauded borrowers was unlawful.

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