19 Dem attorneys general sue DeVos over rescinded student loan protections

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by RootBeerMan, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2016
    I would hope that other AG's, from both parties, would join in this suit. It was actually a pretty good law that protected consumers from predatory lending and fraud on the part of these crappy for profit schools. Here's hoping they succeed in their suit and put DeVos in her place. She's ill equipped for the position she's in.


  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2013
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    trade Devos for Michelle Obama any day of the week. while she had a stupid failure of a program she at least cared about students and education. anyways hope the lawsuit is indeed bipartisan.
  3. JayMysterio macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    Rock Ridge, California
    How this wasn't a bigger deal I will never know. Especially since it seemed she did have some degree of conflict of interest in her having an interest in a debt collection agency that does business with the Dept of Education.
  4. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    DeVos is the reason I am no longer a registered Republican.
    Her confirmation was the final straw for me. That bitch stands for everything that is WRONG with today's education system.
    Now I don't agree with the liberal philosophies that have found their way into public education, her ideas are just plain destructive.
  5. unlinked macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    Obama seems to have been very busy just as his administration ended.
  6. DearthnVader macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2015
    Red Springs, NC

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