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ITT Student Files New Lawsuit Against Navient for Private Student Debt Cancellation | Press Release

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Update | Borrowers Raise Concern over Borrower Defense Denials

Appeals Court Nominee Shaped DeVos’s Illegal Loan Forgiveness Effort | New York Times

A judicial nominee slated for a key Senate committee vote on Thursday helped devise an illegal Education Department effort to use private Social Security data to deny debt relief to thousands of students cheated by their for-profit colleges, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times.

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Education Department Pleads with Federal Judge to Reconsider $100,000 Fine | Washington Post

The Education Department is asking a federal judge who slapped a $100,000 fine on the agency for violating an order to stop collecting loan payments from former Corinthian Colleges students to reconsider the sanctions. The motion filed Friday did not seek to reverse the contempt of court order that Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California imposed on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for violating the preliminary injunction.

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UPDATE: Judge Grants Class Certification to 200,000 Student Borrowers in Sweet v. DeVos | Blog

A judge certified the class of more than 200,000 borrowers in Sweet v. DeVos, a case that seeks to force the Department of Education to process their borrower defense applications.

Column: In Corinthian Colleges Fiasco, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Actions Define ‘Contempt’ | LA Times

As is true of many legal concepts, “contempt of court” can be inexact in its definitions or implications. But that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department’s treatment of thousands of students defrauded by the for-profit company Corinthian Colleges.

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The Worst Trump Cabinet Member? You Picked a Real Winner | New York Times

The results are in, people, and it’s a landslide. Your choice for Worst Trump Cabinet Member is … Attorney General William Barr! Barr was cited for multiple non-achievements. There was his misrepresentation of the findings of the Mueller report. And the decision to respond to Robert Mueller’s warning about Russian intervention in American elections by — as one voter put it — “opening investigations into the investigators.”

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My Student Loan Truth: Amanda’s Everest Institute Story | Blog

“A lot of people worked hard, graduated at the top of their class, and were still left in this spot. We were cheated. It destroys your faith in the government and in our system of education and I think it’s important to stand up to that.”

Collecting Debt from Defrauded Students Fits Right Into Betsy DeVos’s Ideology | Washington Post

Last week, a federal court held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt for continuing to collect debt from people defrauded by for-profit colleges in violation of a court order. Under the Obama administration, the federal government had released students from their obligation to repay these loans.

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Scott Calls on DeVos to Testify About Stalled ‘Borrower Defense’ Claims after Judge’s Contempt Finding | Politico Pro

The chairman of the House education committee wants Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to testify about pending loan forgiveness claims by former Corinthian Colleges students after a federal judge last week held her in contempt and imposed a $100,000 fine for improperly collecting some of those loans.

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Judge Teaches Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a Lesson | Boston Globe

There are so many outrages to keep track of with the Trump administration, so many officials determined to gut the very departments they lead, that it’s hard to keep up. For example, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos still exists. Did you forget that or, like me, wish you could? This particular fox continues to guard a henhouse crammed with students battling soaring debts, a crushing burden that harms the entire economy.

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Federal Judge Holds Betsy DeVos In Contempt | Forbes

Many people may hold various members of Trump’s cabinet in figurative contempt, but Federal Judge Sallie Kim has held Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in literal contempt of court. The Department of Education will have to pay a penalty of $100,000 to a fund created for the benefit of students who attended schools operated and owned by the for-profit college conglomerate, Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

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