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Betsy DeVos's Gut Punch to Defrauded Students by David Dayen

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“Imagine a car dealer sold you a lemon. You sue to get your money back. But the judge discovers that you managed to get yourself around most of the time, despite the bum vehicle. You only missed 10% of your appointments, so the judge orders that you are entitled to 10%t of the price of the car.“ That’s essentially what Ed Sec'y DeVos announced last week for students defrauded by for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges. Victims of the corrupt diploma mill will not have their student loans discharged. This is not a minor problem. Nearly 5 Million students have been cheated by phony “colleges” and “universities,” whose degrees are worthless. The Trump administration can’t be expected to make demands on this corrupt industry, since Trump himself operated one of them and was forced to repay $25 million to angry students.'

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