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States sue ED, DeVos over rule delay

Jul 07, 2017 6:30 am

Bloomberg News is reporting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been sued by the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York and 16 other states and the District of Columbia over the decision to delay implementation of regulations designed to protect student borrowers. In a complaint filed Thu., Jul. 6, in federal court, the coalition alleges the Education Department improperly delayed portions of the Borrower Defense Rule. The measure was adopted in November and was set to take effect July 1. The complaint asks the court to declare the delay unlawful and to order the rule be implemented promptly. The Borrower Defense Rule was created in the wake of revelations that some for-profit colleges enticed students to enroll in colleges with promises of employment in a given field. In reality, many of the certifications from those schools were not recognized by the prospective employers, leaving graduates unemployed and saddled with student loan debt. Read the full story in the Times Union.

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