“A new day for student borrowers”: Statement on Biden-Harris Reported Nomination of Miguel Cardona For Secretary of Education | Press Release

December 22, 2020

BOSTON – Today, it has been announced that President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris would nominate Miguel Cardona to serve as the Secretary of Education. A former public school teacher, Cardona is the current Connecticut Education Commissioner.

The Project on Predatory Student Lending has represented more than one million former for-profit college students and brought landmark cases on their behalf against the Department of Education, predatory colleges, and lenders.

 

The Project issued the following statement regarding the Biden-Harris transition team’s announcement that they will nominate Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education

“This is a new day for student borrowers. For too long, for-profit students’ voices and legal rights have been ignored by the Secretary of Education. We have every hope that will change under Secretary Miguel Cardona.

The Biden-Harris administration, under the leadership of new Secretary Cardona, has the opportunity to listen to for-profit college students and make a difference for them on Day One. It is firmly within the Secretary’s power and legal authority to cancel student debt through executive action. We look forward to working with the new administration to ensure that the debts of defrauded for-profit college students are cancelled and that we do all we can to stop predatory for-profit colleges from cheating students.”

 

About the Project on Predatory Student Lending

Established in 2012, the Project on Predatory Student Lending represents former students of predatory for-profit colleges. Its mission is to litigate to make it legally and financially impossible for federally-funded predatory schools to cheat students and taxpayers. The Project has brought a wide variety of cases on behalf of former students of for-profit colleges. It has sued the federal Department of Education for its failures to meet its legal obligation to police this industry and stop the perpetration and collection of fraudulent student loan debt.