Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was Sued Tuesday for Allegedly Failing to Cancel Student Debt
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sued for allegedly failing to fits judge’s order to cancel student debt for individuals whose for-profit colleges have pack up.
Last month a court ruled that the Obama-era debt laws had to be enforced once over a year of delays by DeVos.
DeVos released an announcement in October saying that the department would now not be seeking to delay the rule.
However, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA), a california legal service group, has filed a suit alleging that the Department of Education is still assembling loans that it ought to have discharged.
The president of the National Student Legal Defense Network, a group serving to represent Hera, said in a very statement released Tuesday that delays are hurting thousands of students.
“Under current leadership, the Department of Education looks determined to deny student borrowers the money relief to that they’re entitled,” said Aaron ament.
“It has been nearly 2 years since these rules ought to have taken result, and Secretary DeVos remains dragging her feet and pain tens of thousands of borrowers through her inaction. the students we try to assist are doubly ill-used — initial by the for-profit colleges that deceived them, and currently by the federal government that refuses to assist.”
The questionable borrower defense rule would need faculties to place up an oversized add of cash whenever a lawsuit is filed against it to guard taxpayers, ought to the institution fail.
A representative from the Department of Education didn’t straightaway answer The Hill’s request for comment.