HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » DeVos rolls back rules ai...

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:56 AM

DeVos rolls back rules aimed at low-performing for-profit and career colleges

Source: Politico



By MICHAEL STRATFORD 08/10/2018 10:48 AM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos moved Thursday to completely eliminate Obama-era regulations that were meant to cut off federal funding to low-performing programs at for-profit schools and other career colleges.

The Education Department unveiled a proposal to rescind the "gainful employment" regulation, which was a centerpiece of the Obama administration's crackdown on for-profit education companies.

The goal of the rule, which took effect in 2015, was to make sure that students who graduate from for-profit schools or other career-oriented programs make enough money to repay their student loans. But the schools, and congressional Republicans, have long criticized the regulation as unfair and overly burdensome.

DeVos' proposal to kill the regulation goes further than previous draft plans circulated by the Trump administration. Earlier proposals would have gutted the penalties associated with the rule, but they would have kept mandatory consumer disclosures by colleges to prospective students.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/10/devos-low-performing-for-profit-colleges-772302

27 replies, 1218 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 27 replies Author Time Post
Reply DeVos rolls back rules aimed at low-performing for-profit and career colleges (Original post)
DonViejo Aug 10 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 10 #1
IthinkThereforeIAM Aug 10 #2
NastyRiffraff Aug 10 #12
Grins Aug 10 #15
erronis Aug 10 #19
bucolic_frolic Aug 10 #3
pazzyanne Aug 10 #4
C_U_L8R Aug 10 #5
dalton99a Aug 10 #6
SpankMe Aug 10 #7
Initech Aug 10 #9
Initech Aug 10 #8
muntrv Aug 10 #10
flibbitygiblets Aug 10 #13
ck4829 Aug 10 #11
catbyte Aug 10 #14
appalachiablue Aug 10 #22
1cheapbeemr Aug 10 #23
CrispyQ Aug 10 #16
geretogo Aug 10 #17
turbinetree Aug 10 #18
Greybnk48 Aug 10 #20
truthisfreedom Aug 10 #21
Racerdog1 Aug 10 #24
sinkingfeeling Aug 10 #25
Crutchez_CuiBono Aug 10 #26
Freethinker65 Aug 10 #27

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:58 AM

1. Timid politico.com. "Gutted" in title would be more accurate. . . . nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:00 AM

2. Further proof that the GOP does not want anyone to be too smart...


... and they will gladly take your money on the way out.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:51 AM

12. Well, there are exceptions

They want excellent education for their "kind." As for the rubes, someone has to clean their houses and serve their food. You don't need college for that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:09 PM

15. So familiar.. (George Carlin)

George Carlin, years ago:

They donít want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They donít want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. Theyíre not interested in that. That doesnít help them. Thatís against their interests.

You know something? They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table to figure out how badly they getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don't want that.

'Ya know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient. Workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork; and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now, they're coming for your Social Security money. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street.


Carlin was right then, and right today.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Grins (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:36 PM

19. George was so prescient. I'd love to hear his take on this crazy shit now. But, I'm not sure

"they" want anything other than the world to themselves. They would be happy if we all self-destructed in tribal/racial spasms that they are promoting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:03 AM

3. Same Republicans who wanted to gut student aid since 1975

but when they can line their pockets, they're all for it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:05 AM

4. Of course she did!

Whatever made us think she would do anything that would not line her pockets and feather her yachts? Of all the tRump despicables, Betsy is the worst because she preys on children and their parents.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:06 AM

5. Has she paid taxes on her foreign-registered yachts yet?

....speaking of paying your obligations.
Apparently, there isn't a crooked tax shelter that these trumpkins aren't all over.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:06 AM

6. Shocking, as usual

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:17 AM

7. And to think they called Hillary a nasty woman... n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SpankMe (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:18 AM

9. Ah, ah! Remember #Civility!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:18 AM

8. Great, so more money will go into the hands of those who don't deserve it.

God damn it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:22 AM

10. DeVos wants to restart Trump University.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to muntrv (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:30 PM

13. Why not? DeVos displays the education level of a T.U. graduate.

The president of the united states used to run a phony for-profit university that preyed on the ignorant, until it was finally shut down and he was sued for damages, and lost. Oh and he tried to muddy the waters by calling the judge a reverse racist.

Forgetting all his other atrocities, this alone should horrify every decent human being on the planet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:28 AM

11. Department of Slush Funds

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:38 PM

14. This pisses me off to no end. These fly-by-night "schools" ruin people's lives. I

worked for over 20 years in a federal program designed to help non-traditional and at-risk students enter postsecondary schools. I can't tell you how many people would sit in my office, sobbing, because they'd been duped by some fast talking asshole into signing up for classes in one of these ripoff joints only to run out of money before the program was completed or they couldn't find a decent job after graduating. They were stuck with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans with no way to pay them back. The kicker was they were ineligible to get financial aid at a real school like our local community college if they had outstanding loans. It was criminal.

And now these evil, vile fuckers are making it easy for these scammers to ruin lives all over again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to catbyte (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:40 PM

22. That's painful to hear and makes me furious how they

prey on people and this admin. is fostering it more. These sharks target the vulnerable- women, the young and minorities just like the subprime housing scam.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to catbyte (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:45 PM

23. The Trumper's business model....

Let no scam, grift, or con go unrewarded.....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:18 PM

16. Our country has been hijacked by people who plan to use it for their own personal

gain & benefit. Thanks to Citizens United, they will soon have "privatized" our government & it will represent them only. If we don't gain control of at least one chamber in November, they might accomplish this by 2020.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:19 PM

17. These criminals work like termites eating away as fast as they can the foundations that hold up

a civilized democratic society . May they burn in hell when they pass on .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:28 PM

18. Why Betsy DeVos Shuns The American Flag On Her $40M Yacht

August 10, 2018 2:53 am / 0 Comments / Far Right, Inequality, Taxes, Top News, White House

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.



Trump often roars about the need to respect the flag in his racist rants against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. Yet as it turns out, embattled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refuses to fly the American flag on at least one of her familyís ten yachts.

Devosí 164-foot yacht ó the one that was recently untied and set adrift ó flies the flag of the Cayman Islands, not the stars and stripes.

And this foreign flag isnít just an unpatriotic decorating choice. Itís also a scheme that helps DeVos ďavoid taxes, regulations, transparency requirements and domestic employment laws,Ē Newsweek reports.

http://www.nationalmemo.com/why-betsy-devos-shuns-the-american-flag-on-her-40m-yacht/


This is this Amway Queen ......................and everything she touches is just like Amway and she wants to turn education into Amway.............

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:49 PM

20. How can she ever get richer without kickbacks from

these scam schools?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:51 PM

21. Make America Grift Again

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:10 PM

24. Greedy old skank

Dumbass is nothing but a mouthpiece for the orange asshole.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:25 PM

25. And the purpose is to allow rich cohorts to run crappy schools for profits.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:26 PM

26. Bc dumbergreater for the gop.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:40 PM

27. Can't wait for the return of Trump University! Fuck education, there is $$$$$ to be made.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread