Betsy DeVos Sued Again for ‘Devastating’ Suspension of Student Loan Protections

A woman in Portland, Oregon filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in federal court on Monday over the department’s recent suspension of new protections for students who borrow money to attend for-profit colleges.

Niesha Wright, a 40-year-old mother of two, graduated last year from the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute with what her lawsuit calls “worthless, non-transferable credits and a mountain of student loan debt.” She attended ITT Tech from September 2014 to June 2016, graduating with an associate’s degree about two months before the for-profit college shut down after former President Barack Obama’s Education Department accused the school of putting students at financial risk and banned it from enrolling new students who receive federal financial aid.

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