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Subordinating the Public Good to Private Profit: The Abuses of the Department of Education Under DeVos

It is one of the many ironies of contemporary American politics: On the one hand, portions of the Republican Party attack the nation’s leading public institutions of higher education. 802 more words

Betsy DeVos Is Dismantling For-Profit Colleges Fraud Probe

Trump’s administration is steady on its mission to do away with pretty much every Obama-era directive that protected people of color. Case in point: The Education Department put the brakes on a probe into the rampant abuses at for-profit colleges, employees have said. 365 more words

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Betsy DeVos: Just Another Mother Teresa

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Ave Maria University’s 2018 Spring Commencement

As I prepared to be with you today, I reflected on my own graduation from a small Christian college in my favorite corner of the Midwest.

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Can Jesus Make a Profit?

It’s true—there are lots of topics that I had to leave out of my new book about evangelical higher education. Among the most difficult choices was the decision to focus tightly on one group of interdenominational evangelical schools that had its roots in the 1920s fundamentalist movement. 551 more words

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DeVos' Sliding Scale of Debt Relief for Defrauded Corinthian College Students

On December 20, 2017, US Department of Education (USDOE) issued this press release concerning how it plans to handle the borrower’s defense claims of roughly 20,000 students who filed said claims related to being defrauded by (and facing debt collection related to) now-defunct, for-profit fraudster,  706 more words

Betsy Devos

U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges

 STACY COWLEY and PATRICIA COHENJUNE 14, 2017

The Trump administration is formally reconsidering — and may dismantle — two new rules that were a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s crackdown on predatory  1,262 more words

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