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Attorney General Frosh Joins Coalition to File Lawsuit Against Department of Education

June 24th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined 18 other attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from eliminating critical protections for students considering enrolling in for-profit colleges and vocational schools.

 

For years, for-profit and vocational colleges engaged in fraudulent and abusive practices – including deceptive marketing – to convince students to enroll in useless academic and training programs.  Those practices left students across the country with piles of debt and limited or no job prospects in their field to pay off that debt.

 

In 2014, the Department of Education issued a rule holding for-profit institutions accountable for the future success of their students and requiring programs to warn students about the dangers of enrolling and ultimately would have made the worst offending programs ineligible to enroll students using federal financial aid.  This rule was known as the Gainful Employment Rule, named for the provision in the Higher Education Act, which it enforced.

 

In a new rule set to take effect next week, the Department of Education has repealed the Gainful Employment Rule’s protections with the Repeal Rule, which is a license for for-profit colleges to take advantage of students looking to find educational programs to help advance their careers.

4 Responses to “Attorney General Frosh Joins Coalition to File Lawsuit Against Department of Education”

  1. June 24, 2020 at 5:03 pm, Concernes said:

    This guys photo even annoys me

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    • June 25, 2020 at 5:48 pm, hollywood said:

      He looks like a street sweeper straight out of the depression.

      Reply

  2. June 24, 2020 at 7:43 pm, mac said:

    Trump and his pack of cronies continue to rescind and eliminate protections that had been put in place as a safeguard for the American consumer, farmer, business owner, bank account holder and etc., the list goes on and on.
    Thank The Lord God, ruler of the universe that this nightmare will finally end.

    Reply

  3. June 25, 2020 at 9:29 am, Brian said:

    He should sue colleges for brainwashing our children

    Reply

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