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Not so much WOULD forgive as HAD TO forgive, not like she was given or had a choice at this point, the court was pretty specific and I guess she and her legal team finally got the message. Bet she was fuming too.
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Betsy DeVos poised to issue sweeping rules governing campus sexual assault

Laura Meckler
November 25, 2019 at 11:42 p.m. GMT+1

Students accused of sexual assault will win new rights under sweeping rules being finalized by the Trump administration, giving universities clear but controversial guidance on handling these emotionally charged conflicts.

The final regulation will maintain contentious elements of a version proposed a year ago, including a provision requiring universities to allow cross-examination of those alleging sexual harassment or assault, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the rules.

In publishing last year’s proposed regulation, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the new rules would restore balance in a system that, in her view, had been skewed in favor of the accusers. She said her approach would provide clarity and fairness for victims and those accused of wrongdoing.




https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ed ... story.html

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She is an unbelievably horrid human.

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Fiona wrote:
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She is an unbelievably horrid human.
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Fiona wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:00 pm
She is an unbelievably horrid human.
And as such, she fits in perfectly, doesn’t she? :madguy:
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MN-Skeptic wrote:
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She is free to resign any time if she does not like having congressional oversight as part of the package deal.

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Azastan wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:10 pm
MN-Skeptic wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:53 pm
She is free to resign any time if she does not like having congressional oversight as part of the package deal.
For some reason, LaRump appointees seem to very consistently forget that little detail.
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Federal Judge Invites Scammed Students to Propose Additional Punishments for Betsy DeVos
by Colin Kalmbacher | 4:37 pm, January 7th, 2020

The courts have had it up to here with Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos and her agency’s repeat—and apparently ongoing—violation of court orders that require her to stop milking scammed college students for student loan repayments. And now, it’s the students’ turn to potentially bring some pain.

In a terse and harsh two-page filing on Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim called out DeVos for her unlawful efforts to extract those payments from the student victims—who are plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the DOE over those illegal actions taken to force and coerce federal remuneration.

Judge Kim noted:
The compliance reports filed by [DeVos and the DOE] have introduced new material facts that are directly relevant to the amount of sanctions appropriate to compensate for [DeVos and the DOE’s] flagrant and continuing violation of the preliminary injunction.
That injunction was issued in May 2018 and barred DeVos from collecting student loan debt payments from a huge class of borrowers who were scammed by for-profit scammers Corinthian Colleges. DeVos and the DOE were initially dinged by the court–and DeVos herself was held in contempt–after admittedly violating that court order by forcing some 16,000 former students to pay back their loans.


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Oh I think jail time until she complies would be highly appropriate.
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Senate Votes Down Debt-Relief Restrictions in Bipartisan DeVos Rebuke

https://www.courthousenews.com/senate-v ... os-rebuke/
With 10 Republicans on board, the 53-42 vote blocks an attempt by DeVos to limit debt relief for students who were deceived about the kind of career and salary expectations their expensive degrees could fetch.

After DeVos finalized her so-called Borrower Defense Rule last year, the Institute for College Access & Success published an analysis showing that her plan would forgive loans tied to misconduct for just 3% of students, as compared with 53% students in the Obama plan.

Set to take effect July 1, the DeVos rule set a higher threshold for students to achieve loan forgiveness, among other changes, including a new formula for those who did qualify making only obtain partial relief possible.

Representative Susie Lee, a Nevada Democrat, said at a press conference Wednesday following the vote that Devos had made it “virtually impossible for a student who was purposefully defrauded by a predatory school to get relief.”
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While we are "distracted" by the coronavirus news, we have to remember the republicans are still hell-bent on destroying the government.
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AndyinPA wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:49 pm
While we are "distracted" by the coronavirus news, we have to remember the republicans are still hell-bent on destroying the government.
But in this case, 10 of them joined the Democrats in voting against DeVos. I'll take what we can get. A little victory is better than no victory.
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DeVos Sued Over New Title IX Rules That Make It 'Easier for Schools to Sweep Sexual Violence Under the Rug'
"Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have shown, once again, that they have no interest in supporting student survivors and their rights."

byJessica Corbett, staff writer

The ACLU on Thursday filed suit to block provisions of the Department of Education's controversial new rules set to take effect in August governing how all U.S. schools, including higher education institutions, must handle sexual harassment and assault allegations involving students.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled the rules last week to replace an Obama-era guidance she suspended in September 2017. The ACLU's complaint, filed with the U.S. District Court in Maryland, names the Education Department, DeVos, and Kenneth Marcus, assistant secretary for civil rights at the federal agency, as defendants.

Critics have warned that the new policy for Title IX—the U.S. law that bars sex-based discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal funding—will silence student survivors and limit their educational opportunities, and have vowed to fight against it.

In this federal lawsuit, the ACLU and the firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP are representing four organizations that help student survivors of sexual misconduct continue their education: Know Your IX, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Girls for Gender Equity, and Stop Sexual Assault in Schools.

"Betsy DeVos has created a double standard that is devastating for survivors of sexual harassment and assault, who are overwhelmingly women and girls," Ria Tabacco Mar, director of the ACLU's Women's Rights Project, said in a statement. "We are suing to make sure this double standard never takes effect."


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DeVos Funnels Coronavirus Relief Funds to Favored Private and Religious Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, using discretion written into the coronavirus stabilization law, is using millions of dollars to pursue long-sought policy goals that Congress has blocked.


WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is using the $2 trillion coronavirus stabilization law to throw a lifeline to education sectors she has long championed, directing millions of federal dollars intended primarily for public schools and colleges to private and religious schools.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, signed in late March, included $30 billion for education institutions turned upside down by the pandemic shutdowns, about $14 billion for higher education, $13.5 billion to elementary and secondary schools, and the rest for state governments.

Ms. DeVos has used $180 million of those dollars to encourage states to create “microgrants” that parents of elementary and secondary school students can use to pay for educational services, including private school tuition. She has directed school districts to share millions of dollars designated for low-income students with wealthy private schools.

And she has nearly depleted the 2.5 percent of higher education funding, about $350 million, set aside for struggling colleges to bolster small colleges — many of them private, religious or on the margins of higher education — regardless of need. The Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, a private college in Wisconsin that has a website debunking claims that it is a cult, was allocated about $495,000. All of the colleges could apply for the funds or reject them, and Wright officials said the school did not claim the funds.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/us/p ... hools.html
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I find DeVos just a smidge less despicable than IMPOTUS. OK, maybe half a smidge. :smokeears: :smokeears: :smokeears:
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Sunrise wrote:
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I find DeVos just a smidge less despicable than IMPOTUS. OK, maybe half a smidge. :smokeears: :smokeears: :smokeears:
It is way more than a smidge for me. Actually, I may dislike her even more than IMPOTUS. It is something I have decades to develop, including having taught in a public school in Michigan.
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Sunrise wrote:
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I find DeVos just a smidge less despicable than IMPOTUS. OK, maybe half a smidge. :smokeears: :smokeears: :smokeears:
Same cloth. If there are no reports made documenting sexual abuse, there are fewer cases of sexual abuse. It's obvious.
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p0rtia wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Sunrise wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 1:44 am
I find DeVos just a smidge less despicable than IMPOTUS. OK, maybe half a smidge. :smokeears: :smokeears: :smokeears:
Same cloth. If there are no reports made documenting sexual abuse, there are fewer cases of sexual abuse. It's obvious.
Just like "The Wire"...juking the stats...
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DeVos doubles down on policy shutting vulnerable college students out of emergency grants

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
June 12, 2020 at 12:49 a.m. GMT+2

After instances of confusing and often conflicting guidance, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued a regulation Thursday that officially bars millions of college students from pandemic relief grants.

The interim final rule, which is effective immediately, doubles down on previous guidelines from the Education Department narrowing student eligibility for more than $6 billion in emergency grant aid set aside for college students in the stimulus package. It asserts that only those who can participate in federal student aid programs can receive money, shutting out undocumented and international students, as well as those with defaulted student loans or minor drug convictions.

“U.S. taxpayers have long supported U.S. students pursuing higher education, and this rule simply ensures the continuity of that well-established policy,” DeVos said in a statement Thursday. “Today’s action helps erase any uncertainty some institutions have expressed and helps make sure we can support America’s students facing the greatest needs.”

The regulation arrives as DeVos is fending off separate lawsuits from the California community college system and Washington state over the eligibility restrictions. Decisions in those cases could upend the new rule. A federal judge in the California case this week chided the department for throwing up “roadblocks” in the distribution of emergency relief and suggested she might issue a ruling in coming weeks.


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More than a million college students will be shut out of emergency grant program

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
April 22, 2020 at 1:43 a.m. GMT+2

Congress offered a lifeline to college students facing financial insecurity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Trump administration is restricting who can receive help.

Guidance issued Tuesday by the Education Department narrows student eligibility for the nearly $7 billion in emergency grant aid set aside in the stimulus package. Only students who can participate in federal student aid programs can receive money, a stipulation that effectively shuts out undocumented and international students.

Collectively, that is at least 1.5 million college students, according to the latest available data. And that is not accounting for others who could be left in the lurch because of the way the guidance is written.

The department said students who have not submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, can still receive grants, but it is requiring colleges to confirm details, such as registration for selective service, that are most readily found on the form.


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Supreme Court Gives Religious Schools More Access to State Aid
Religious schools should have the same access to scholarships and funds as other private schools, the justices ruled, in a victory for conservatives.

By Adam Liptak
June 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that states must allow religious schools to participate in programs that provide scholarships to students attending private schools, a decision that opened the door to more public funding of religious education.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has proposed a tax-credit program to help parents pay for private schools, called the decision ”a historic victory” that meant “families can use taxpayer funds to choose schools that match their values and educational goals, including faith-based schools.”

The court’s 5-to-4 decision, with the more conservative members in the majority, did not directly affect public schools, but their supporters said they feared it would help divert resources from public to private education. Dissenting justices said the decision damaged the separation of church and state.

The Supreme Court has long held that states may choose to provide aid to religious schools along with other private schools. The question in the case brought by three mothers with children at Stillwater Christian School, in Kalispell, Mont., was the opposite one: May states refuse to provide such aid if it is made available to other private schools?

Montana’s Constitution, like those of many other states, restricts government aid to religious groups. Those provisions, often called Blaine amendments, were initially adopted in the 19th century and often had the goal of restricting funding for Catholic schools.



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Will Muslim schools get equal treatment?

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