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Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos

By The Associated Press — October 03, 2017 1 min read

A group of Obama administration officials is starting a legal-aid organization to challenge the Trump administration’s policies on student lending and civil rights.

The National Student Legal Defense Network says it will join with state attorneys general and advocacy groups to sue on behalf of students defrauded by for-profit colleges or who have faced discrimination.

U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has halted two Obama-era regulations aimed at protecting students from fraud by for-profit universities. And DeVos has frozen review of tens of thousands of student-loan discharge applications.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 04, 2017 edition of Education Week as Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos

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