Nineteen U.S. state attorneys general are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for overturning an Obama-era rule designed to protect students from predatory education institutions.
The 2014 gainful employment rule was created by the Obama administration to ensure that schools — many of them for-profit colleges —were denied access to federal aid if their graduates had weak career prospects and heavy debt loads.
DeVos repealed the rule in July 2019, and her decision goes into effect on July 1.
On June 24, attorneys general of the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Colorado, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin sued Betsy DeVos and her agency. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in D.C.
“Betsy DeVos’s unjustified and illegal repeal of the Gainful Employment rule is yet another example of the Trump Administration’s continued efforts to dismantle