Versus Trump: Versus DeVos (Re-Air)
On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, as summer ends and a new school begins, we re-air Jason's interview with Toby Merrill, the director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law School, about several lawsuits she's involved with against newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. We'll be back soon with new episodes.
Versus Trump: Versus DeVos (Interview with Toby Merrill)
On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Jason has an interview with Toby Merrill, the director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law School, about several lawsuits she's involved with against newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Listen now!
Updates | The Week of July 17, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy Devos announced her intention to return the Department of Educations's Office of Civil Rights to "neutrality."
Ten Minutes of History on: The Constitutionality of Funding HBCUs
President Donald Trump is known for changing his political views after a ten-minute history lesson. In this continuing feature, I encourage the president to take a few minutes to learn about the historical background of things he says. This first edition, on his signing statement regarding HBCUs, concerns one of his favorite historical topics: A nineteenth-century general who saw the Civil War coming, was angry, and did something about it.
DeVos Gives Accountability the Boot
Education Secretary Betsy DeDos has jettisoned memos that hold student loan services accountable for past performance. That hurts everyone except her buddies in the loan servicing industry.
Updates | The Week of April 24, 2017
A coalition of 21 state attorneys general wrote a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, criticizing her decision to withdraw federal guidance issued by the Obama administration to increase consumer protections in student loan servicing. President Trump signed an executive order requiring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to conduct a review of whether the federal government exceeded its legal authority in K-12 schools.
Updates | The Week of April 17, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made moves to reduce student-loan accountability and withdraw Obama-era policy guidance on student loan servicing.
Updates | The Week of June 12, 2017
The Department of Education rescinded Obama-era rules designed to expand a system for erasing federal loan debt of students defrauded by for-profit colleges.