Saturday, October 19, 2019

Betsy DeVos' Education Department is a clown car, but no one is laughing

For the last three years, the national political debate has focused on international issues: Russia, Ukraine, and now Syria. But look at what's happening at home. More than 45 million people are indebted by student loans, and more than half of these debtors cannot repay what they borrowed. In effect, they are victims of financial homicide.

Betsy DeVos, President Trump's Education Secretary, is spectacularly indifferent to this crisis, and she has made the crisis worse by her callousness and craven obsequence to the for-profit college industry. Without a doubt, she is guilty of malfeasance and venality. Let's summarize her reprehensible conduct:

Public Service Loan Forgiveness. The Department of Education has flatly refused to administer the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) competently.  More than three-quarters of a million borrowers were qualified for the  PSLF program by Navient, DOE's contracted loan servicer. But DOE has only approved roughly 1 percent of the applications for loan forgiveness. Apparently, DOE takes the position that 99 percent of the people who believed they were qualified for PSLF loan forgiveness were mistaken.

A federal judge ruled last February that DOE had administered PSLF arbitrarily and capriciously in a lawsuit brought by the American Bar Association. Later, the American Federation of Teachers sued DOE, arguing, like the ABA, that DOE was administering DOE in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.  Has Betsy made amends? No.

Borrower Defense Program.  The federal government has a"borrower defense" process in place for student-loan borrowers to have their student loans forgiven if they can show that their for-profit college defrauded them. A few weeks ago, DOE issued new rules for administering the program. Betsy will allow the for-profit colleges to force students to sign covenants not to sue and waive their right to join class-action lawsuits. DOE's revised rules for processing borrower-defense claims are so onerous that DOE itself estimates that only 3 percent of applicants will get relief.

Student-Loan Bankruptcies.  DOE continues to take the position that distressed student-debtors are ineligible for bankruptcy relief, no matter how desperate the debtor's circumstances.  DOE has a policy in place (perhaps unwritten) that authorizes Educational Credit Management Corporation to assume the right to fight student-bankruptcy cases, and ECMC fights them all.  ECMC, by the way, has accumulated a billion dollars in unrestricted assets--a fat reward for naked brutality.

Betsy DeVos, a multi-millionaire who owns a huge yacht, presides over this clown car of an Education Department, which she has stuffed with cronies from the for-profit college industry. And the taxpayers provide her with a personal security detail that costs almost $8 million a year.

This clown car is not funny. Surely DeVos' maladministration of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, apart from everything else she has done or failed to do, provides ample grounds for impeachment.  I feel sure that if the Democrats voted articles of impeachment against her in the House of Representatives, some Republicans would vote for it.

And, if her reckless and lawless behavior was brought to the U.S. Senate, I think there would be enough bipartisan votes to remove her from office.

 Without question, 45 million student-loan borrowers would be interested in the outcome of any impeachment proceedings, and several million of these people are probably single-issue voters. In other words, millions of college-loan debtors will vote for the presidential candidate in 2020 who promises student-loan debt relief.  That candidate is not the guy who appointed Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education.

Betsy DeVos's Education Department is a clown car.



90 comments:

  1. Good comments as always.

    The D of E has many malignant policies....but did Betsy DeVos invent the policies? Will the policies survive in the event of her departure?

    Is the D of E on a rogue mission to save money for taxpayers? (even if debtors are crushed?) Is the D of E a creature of Congress, of the Pres, or of its own senior staff?

    I honestly do not know.

    Your comments?

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is my first time i visit here and I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially it's discussion, thank you. jsc result 2019 publish date

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow this saintly however ,I love your enter plus nice pics might be part personss negative love being defrent mind total poeple , hocdot

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This will be a terrific blog, would you be interested in doing an interview about just how you developed it? If so e-mail me! call driver on mykonos

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am curious to find out what blog platform you have been working with? I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest site and I would like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions? Professor

    ReplyDelete
  7. I see the greatest contents on your blog and I absolutely love reading them. kiss manga

    ReplyDelete
  8. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. I was exactly searching for. Thanks for such post and please keep it up. Great work. daily current affairs

    ReplyDelete
  9. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Keep all the articles coming. I love reading through your things. Cheers. see this

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is a wonderful article, Given so much info in it, These type of articles keeps the users interest in the website, and keep on sharing more ... good luck. eleganteduc.netlify.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I think other web site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and magnificent user friendly style and design, as well as the content. You’re an expert in this topic! speed dating

    ReplyDelete
  13. I havent any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us. https://europa-road.eu/hu/temperalt-szallitas.php

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a great article! Simply continue written work this sort of posts.obviously in your blog everything is good. Thanks for posting.
    eskayef pharmaceuticals job
    Givt Jobs

    ReplyDelete
  15. Bangladesh Education Result Board & Government Official website. HSC Routine 2020 Recently Published. Government web. Student can download HSC Routine PDF File. https://allresultsall.com/hsc-routine/

    ReplyDelete
  16. writing is my passion that is why it is easy for me to do article writing in less than a hour or so~ online healthcare programs

    ReplyDelete
  17. I read this article. I think You put a lot of effort to create this article. I appreciate your work. Car Audio systems

    ReplyDelete
  18. It’s difficult to find knowledgeable people with this topic, however, you seem like you know what you are talking about! Thanks Universitas Terbaik di Lampung

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great work! This is the type of info that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher! Come on over and visit my site . Thanks =) education

    ReplyDelete
  20. Nice & Informative Blog !
    QuickBooks is an accounting software that has rapidly captured the global market,QuickBooks Error 6176 while working on this software. To get rid of such problems, call us and get immediate support for QuickBooks issues.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Bless you for this particular info I had been exploring all Bing to uncover it! buy google reviews

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hello! Nice stuff, please do inform us when you post something like that! Maven

    ReplyDelete
  23. pretty practical stuff, overall I consider this is worth a bookmark, thanks buy magic mushrooms online

    ReplyDelete
  24. Excellent. Thanks sharing. I enjoyed your article quite a lot while reading. Many thanks for sharing. JustHost Coupon

    ReplyDelete
  25. Cyber Security 2021, https://essayintl.com/blog/40-cyber-security-research-paper-topics invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit papers that encompass principles, analysis, design, methods and applications. All submitted papers are independently peer-reviewed.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I can disclose to you direct that none of this give and take between a custom curriculum and customary education has been simple.Hindi science articles

    ReplyDelete

  27. Hey friend, it is very well written article, thank you for the valuable and useful information you provide in this post. Keep up the good work! FYI, please check these depression, stress and anxiety related articles:
    essay on my favourite sport cricket , The Alchemist book review

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hey! What a wonderful blog. I loved your blog. QuickBooks is the best accounting software, however, it has lots of bugs like QuickBooks Error. To fix such issues, you can contact experts via QuickBooks Support Phone Number

    ReplyDelete
  29. We are here to critically understand the relevance of Ancient Indian Best Preschool in San Leandro system in the modern time. Has the modern education ethos has helped to understand the Indian society. Do we want to become original thinkers again or remain in the present system which breeds mediocrity? India need to think carefully how much foreign system of education has helped her. Time has come to go back to high level of education which will produce thinkers.

    ReplyDelete
  30. After study a few of the blog articles with your site now, and that i genuinely as if your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and are checking back soon. Pls have a look at my internet site in addition and figure out what you think. data science assignment provider

    ReplyDelete
  31. Spider Car Rental is one stop for Luxury Cars & Limousine Services in Dubai where a customer can select the car, pay online and get it delivered within one hour anywhere in Dubai. Rolls Royce rent in Dubai

    ReplyDelete
  32. lamborghini rental dubai - Rent Supercar Dubai. Sports & Luxury. Without intermediaries. Booking 24/7. Only Own cars. Hire Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley and Convertible and more. Consultation 24/7. Clients trust us. Free Delivery. Free Consultation 24/7. The most famous company.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Luxury Car Rental Dubai, Every Detail Makes a Difference, So we focus on every simple detail, to provide the most comfortable experience for our customers. our luxury cars are fully customized to satisfy your taste, our luxury rental cars are new and maintained to make you enjoy your driving experience.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Now that you know a little more about what goes into the cost of property management in Dubai, it’s time to choose a company that can best attend to your needs! Read on to see our picks for the best property management companies in Dubai!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Starting an agency may be easy for you, but it’s quite difficult to improve online visibility, building an online brand and boosting your website ranking without local and global business listing site, as it is the best way to achieve your online business goals.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing on your rss feed and I hope you write once more soon! 온라인바카라

    ReplyDelete
  37. Nowadays, the most popular technique for removing dents in your car is paintless dent removal (PDR). Depending on the degree or level of repair for your car, the techniques used in PDR vary although the basic methods are similar. Car Lighting And Lamps

    ReplyDelete
  38. On those occasions when cars or trucks are damaged by a dent caused by an object striking the vehicle, it is necessary to have a dent repair performed on the vehicle in order to preserve its appearance, keep it from further deteriorating, or diminishing its ultimate re-sale or trade-in value. Car dents can often be removed using non-intrusive paintless dent removal methods. But if the damage is more severe, such as deeper dents or distortion of the affected metal, more intrusive repairs must be performed. Automotive Tools & Equipment

    ReplyDelete
  39. Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; we have developed some nice practices and we are looking to exchange strategies with others, why not shoot me an email if interested. mulesoft certification training

    ReplyDelete
  40. Wow! that guide has been awfully practical thanks alot : ). “Ignorant men don’t know what good they hold in their hands until they’ve flung it away.” by Sophocles.. files on iPhone

    ReplyDelete
  41. girls usually love to hear celebrity gossips, they are always into it., iphone cannot verify server identity error

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I loved your blog post.Really thank you! Will read on... login pos4d

      Delete
    2. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article.Much thanks again. Fantastic. poker88

      Delete
    3. Thanks a lot for the article post. who is chen zhi

      Delete
    4. Great, thanks for sharing this article post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome. mgwin889

      Delete
  42. you will need support or suggestions, write me privately.
    I interested in your implementation/use case.
    the best kera4d
    Togel2win

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hiya, Might I copy your photo and use that on my site? 910 Angel Number

    ReplyDelete
  44. Great post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’ll keep an eye out for more cool tips. – Any given program costs more and takes longer. Attributed to Laws of Computer Programming Campaign Manager Certification

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Looking forward to reading more. Great article.Much thanks again. Keep writing. check website eheartland.sg

      Delete
  45. I simply found your web site some days ago and i are reading through it frequently. you have got a wide range of helpful data on the site and that i conjointly really like the particular type of the site at constant time. carry on the nice work! 17:17 MEANING

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hi, I just discovered your weblog via yahoo. Your article is truly pertinent to my life currently, and I’m really happy I discovered your website. Boy Names That Mean Sun

    ReplyDelete
  47. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new surveys are added- checkbox now if a comment is added I buy four emails using the same comment. Will there be by any means you are able to eliminate me from that service? Thanks! How To Remove Computrace From a Laptop

    ReplyDelete
  48. This web page is actually a walk-through it really is the information you wished in regards to this and didn’t know who ought to. Glimpse here, and you’ll definitely discover it. Razor

    ReplyDelete
  49. I came across your blog internet site on google and check a few of your earlier posts. Continue to keep up the extremely good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my Windows live messenger News Reader. Seeking toward reading much more from you afterwards!?- 192.168.59.254

    ReplyDelete
  50. very good post, i surely really like this site, persist with it Postage / Mail to Puerto Rico

    ReplyDelete
  51. the travel packages that i have seen on the internet are sometimes oversold, they are cheap yet the inclusions sucks.. allpackagetracking

    ReplyDelete
  52. This web page won’t show up correctly on my iphone – you may wanna try and fix that https://educationwaves.com/

    ReplyDelete
  53. This will be the proper blog if you hopes to discover this topic. You already know a lot its practically difficult to argue on hand (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You certainly put a whole new spin over a topic thats been written about for a long time. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful! lifeeducationpoint

    ReplyDelete
  54. Can I simply say what a relief to seek out someone who truly is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You definitely know tips on how to deliver an issue to light and make it important. Extra folks have to learn this and understand this facet of the story. I cant consider youre not more widespread since you definitely have the gift. Sports Captains

    ReplyDelete
  55. auto insurance is indeed very important, insurance can protect your property.. Unique Auto Mag

    ReplyDelete
  56. very good submit, i certainly love this web site, keep on it} Magnificent Post

    ReplyDelete
  57. Aw, this was a very nice post. In thought I want to put in writing like this moreover ?taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article?however what can I say?I procrastinate alot and on no account seem to get one thing done. Techy Hills

    ReplyDelete
  58. Thanks. I really like your site. Great points you make in your post. Tech Warrior X

    ReplyDelete
  59. Right now it looks like Drupal is the best blogging platform available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog? Cyber Techyt

    ReplyDelete
  60. Also, this information is conceivable assuming that one has been rehearsing the inquiries much before the genuine tests. In the instructing focuses, the understudies are shown this specific attribute with a more prominent pressure. WBCS Coaching Centre in Kolkata

    ReplyDelete
  61. Much thanks to you for the reasonable evaluate. Me and my neighbor were simply getting ready to do some examination about this. We got a snatch a book from our neighborhood library however I think I advanced more from this post. I'm extremely delighted to see such incredible information being shared unreservedly out there. tiktok monetization

    ReplyDelete
  62. On those occasions when cars or trucks are damaged by a dent caused by an object striking the vehicle, it is necessary to have a dent repair performed on the vehicle in order to preserve its appearance, keep it from further deteriorating, or diminishing its ultimate re-sale or trade-in value. Car dents can often be removed using non-intrusive paintless dent removal methods. But if the damage is more severe, such as deeper dents or distortion of the affected metal, more intrusive repairs must be performed. https://www.redhotauto.net/

    ReplyDelete
  63. Howdy! I just wish to give an enormous thumbs up for the great information you have got right here on this post. I can be coming again to your weblog for extra soon. click

    ReplyDelete
  64. You lost me, buddy. I mean, I imagine I get what youre indicating. I recognize what you’re saying, but you just appear to have ignored that you’ll find some other individuals inside the world who look at this matter for what it truly is and may perhaps not agree with you. You may well be turning away many of folks who might have been fans of your web log. click

    ReplyDelete
  65. I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for. Would you offer guest writers to write content in your case? I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write in relation to here. Again, awesome site! educationspike

    ReplyDelete
  66. This movie is to Star Wars as Star Wars is to Star Trek. cyber techyt

    ReplyDelete
  67. New and used car prices in the USA are reaching record levels and showing no signs of softening. While customer appetite for cars continues to grow, tight inventories and tangled supply chains are making it difficult for auto companies to keep up with the demand. elimare turbo lag con turbo elettrico

    ReplyDelete
  68. HOPE I DIDNT MISS OUT ON THE FOOD… IM STARVING….|MsAndreaBlue| unique auto mag

    ReplyDelete
  69. Many thanks for taking a few minutes to line this all out for us. This kind of blog post has been very helpful to me. GoodCrypto app

    ReplyDelete
  70. I {don’t|do not} even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was {good|great}. I {don’t|do not} know who you are but {definitely|certainly} {you are|you’re} going to a famous blogger if you {are not|aren’t} already Cheers!… Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me…. รวมค่ายเกมสล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  71. This really is such a excellent source you are offering and also you supply the idea apart at no cost of charge. I really like discovering websites which know the need for decorating a good resource pertaining to totally free. RGray

    ReplyDelete
  72. Seeing as its open season on people commenting on my blogs with their damn back links i thought id have a go so blah blah blah insert keywords for my crappy forum here blah blah yet more phrases keywords for crap back links. Annoying aint it!!! Visit RGray

    ReplyDelete
  73. This is a surely extensive blog your have here but I had some questions about advertising on your website. So if you could reply to this post with a contact email, that would be stupendous. visit

    ReplyDelete
  74. There are a handful of interesting points soon enough in this posting but I do not know if I see every one of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Very good article , thanks and now we want more! Put into FeedBurner too CCMA Certification exam,

    ReplyDelete
  75. You seem to be very professional in the way you write.~`~’` isc888

    ReplyDelete
  76. The good intreguing articles keep me coming back here time and time again. thank you so much. https://24hourhtmlcafe.com/เว็บคาสิโนออนไลน์/

    ReplyDelete
  77. I believe this site has very good written subject matter content . massage place

    ReplyDelete
  78. Can I recently say what a relief to discover somebody that actually knows what theyre dealing with on the net. You certainly understand how to bring a difficulty to light to make it important. Workout . need to check this out and understand this side from the story. I cant think youre no more common when you certainly possess the gift. เว็บคาสิโนออนไลน์

    ReplyDelete
  79. Paintless Dent Removal and repair, commonly referred to as 'PDR', has taken the automotive industry by storm and has quickly become the preferred method for repairing door dings, body dents and damage. Paintless dent removal (PDR) is an environmentally friendly process of removing dents from vehicles without sanding, filling or repainting the original finish of the vehicle. Paint correction shops

    ReplyDelete
  80. This is the reason it really is greater you could important examination before creating. It will be possible to create better write-up like this. USA Today News Magazine

    ReplyDelete
  81. The the next occasion I just read a weblog, I really hope who’s doesnt disappoint me as much as that one. Get real, It was my solution to read, but When i thought youd have something intriguing to mention. All I hear can be a couple of whining about something that you could fix in case you werent too busy seeking attention. coldest country on earth

    ReplyDelete