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Judge Orders That Department of Education Cannot Resume Issuing Borrower Defense Denials Without Notifying Court and Borrowers | Press Release

A federal judge has ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S Department of Education to notify the court two weeks before it denies any more borrower defense claims from student loan borrowers cheated by their school.

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…

Can Joe Biden Forgive Student Debt Without Congress? Here’s What the Experts Say | CNBC

It’s a pressing question not just for higher-education experts and legal wonks. Tens of millions of Americans have a lot riding on the answer: Can the president forgive student debt without Congress?

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Biden Supports Some Student Loan Forgiveness. The Left Is Demanding Much More. | Mother Jones

President-elect Joe Biden wanted to talk about “good-paying union jobs” after his meeting with some of the country’s top CEOs and union leaders on Monday. The Online Left wanted to talk about canceling student loan debt. And the internet discourse became real life after Biden finished his remarks, when a reporter asked Biden whether forgiving the more than $1.6 trillion in outstanding loans figured into his economic recovery plans.

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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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Optimism and Hope: “Fail State” Forum and Panel Look Ahead | Blog

Last month, the Project partnered with several organizations to stream a free, on-demand screening of Fail State — a documentary film dedicated to exposing the for-profit college industry’s devastating impact on students.