Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading the lawsuit and says DeVos’ decision is “a betrayal of her office’s responsibility and a violation of federal law.”
ninteen AGs sue DeVos for retaring for-profit college rules
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Washington and demands implementation of borrower defense to repayment rules.
On June 14, DeVos announced the rules would be delayed and rewritten, saying they created “a muddled process that’s unfair to students and schools.”
Democratic attorneys general in 18 states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by for-profit colleges.
The rules aim to make schools financially responsible for fraud and forbid them from forcing students to resolve complaints outside court.
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Pa.’s Shapiro & eighteen AGs suing DeVos for retaring for-profit college rules
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)(Undated) — Nineteen Democratic attorneys general — including Pennsylvania’s Josh Shapiro — are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Shapiro says the roll back harms the commonwealth’s college students and families.
The lawsuit is over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by for-profit colleges.
“We’ve filed this lawsuit to protect students in our Commonwealth and country and hold these institutions accountable for deceiving students for their own gain.”
“If Secretary DeVos and her Department won’t protect our college students, I will.”
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