Wednesday, October 30, 2019
In a past issue of The Levittown Teacher, we reported on a recent lawsuit filed against U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and the Department of Education. The lawsuit involved the unsubstantiated denial by the Department of Education of applications for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).
While that case remains in litigation, DeVos and the Department of Education earned a strong rebuke in district court last week for its attempt to collect student loan payments from people who had attended the private, for-profit college, Corinthian College, even though that college had gone out of business.
DeVos authorized notices to be sent to former students of Corinthian College stating that they owed payments on federal student loans even though the school they had once attended no longer existed. Furthermore, Ms. DeVos approved several Draconian measures by the Department of Education to collect on these unwarranted student loan bills such as the garnishing people's paychecks and the seizure of federal tax refunds.
Read the full story about what Mrs. DeVos tried to get away with and response of the judge in this case by clicking here.