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19 Attorneys General Sue Secretary for Delaying Rules Aimed at For-Profit Colleges
Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia have sued U.S. Education Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules that were meant to protect students from abuse by for-profit colleges.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, says DeVos violated rulemaking laws when she delayed so-called borrower defense to repayment rules, which were scheduled to take effect July 1.
The rules would have forbidden schools from forcing students to sign agreements that waive their right to sue. Defrauded students would have faced a quicker path to get their loans erased, and schools, not taxpayers, could have been held responsible for the costs.
Vol. 36, Issue 37, Page 4Published in Print: July 19, 2017, as 19 Attorneys General Sue Secretary for Delaying Rules Aimed at For-Profit Colleges