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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 12:09 PM

DeVos violated a court order to stop collecting on the debts of Corinthian College students. Now, th

Source: Washington Post

DeVos violated a court order to stop collecting on the debts of Corinthian College students. Now, they want her held in contempt.

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
Oct. 4, 2019 at 2:35 p.m. EDT

Despite a court order barring the Education Department from collecting on the federal student loans of former Corinthian College students, the agency continued to pursue the debts. Some former students of the defunct for-profit college had their paychecks garnished. Others had their tax refunds seized by the federal government.

Now, those students are demanding a federal judge hold Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt. A hearing is scheduled for Monday.

“Secretary DeVos continues to show that she thinks she and the Department of Education are above the law,” said Toby Merrill, director at the Project on Predatory Student Lending, a legal-aid group representing the students. “Let’s be clear about the facts: The department admitted that it blatantly violated a court order that we won.”

In a September court filing, the Education Department revealed that more than 16,000 former Corinthian students “were incorrectly informed at one time or another … that they had payments due on their federal student loans” after a federal judge put a hold on collections in May 2018.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 12:17 PM

1. Devos!

So much for education in America. If they Elite wanted dumbing-down and privatization, she's the one to do the job in several ways. Her stance on everything so far has been an indicator as to what a detriment she is to American education and that comes at a time when we need more and better education and access at all levels than ever.

Devos can stuff it! I call for her to resign immediately. There is no good reason for her to hold that position at all. It's a trumpian appointment and she is not qualified.





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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 12:59 PM

2. I would SO like to see her held in contempt. I already do.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 02:06 PM

4. Me too!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 01:19 PM

3. Here's a woman

who is a billionaire many times over, yet defies a court order to stop squeezing people who are struggling to pay for their education. Says a lot about what kind of person she is.

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