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Wednesday, September 25th
Liberty’s Falwell says he’s target of ‘attempted coup’ – AP
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday that he is asking the FBI to investigate what he called a “criminal” smear campaign orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees.
From Textbook Rentals to Education Provider – Inside Higher Ed
Student services company Chegg announced plans last week to acquire the online coding school Thinkful. To investors in the ed-tech space, the deal was not a surprising one — lots of ed-tech companies have been busy acquiring boot camps of late.
Education Politics and Policy
Senator Rick Scott’s ideas on how to lower the cost of college – WTSP
Sen. Scott proposes that colleges and universities should take some responsibility if a student defaults on a loan, saying that would incentivize those institutions to make sure they prepare students for careers instead of “encouraging mountains of debt and degrees that don’t lead to jobs after graduation.”
Proposed Amendment Scrutinizes For-Profit Schools Targeting Veterans – Diverse
So, the amendment will now be considered by a conference committee composed of members of the Senate and House Armed Service committees.
Rep. Takano Statement on VA Decision To Break With California Agency Tasked With Cracking Down on For-Profit Schools
I am concerned by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs decision to not offer a cooperative agreement with the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) for the next fiscal year.
Trump announces help for certain historically black colleges – KATU
Historically black colleges and universities with a religious affiliation will no longer be restricted from accessing federal funding for capital projects, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Lawmakers Debate Who’s to Blame for Issues Within the Federal Student Loan System – NASFAA
During the four-hour hearing — titled “A $1.5 Trillion Crisis: Protecting Student Borrowers and Holding Student Loan Servicers Accountable” — lawmakers heard from a series of panelists.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Breaking Down Borrower Defense Regs: New Rules for Certain Loan Discharges, Pre-Arbitration Agreements – NASFAA
This is the third in a series of three articles analyzing the rule, and will focus on changes to certain types of loan discharges and miscellaneous provisions.
How For-Profit Colleges Have Targeted and Taken Advantage of Black Students – Vice
A new report co-written by left-leaning think tank the Roosevelt Institute highlights the role this predatory race-based marketing plays in the racial wealth gap, placing it alongside job discrimination and lack of generational wealth as key factors in why Black students often find themselves owing more money than their white peers.
Just 1 in 3 Americans satisfied with higher ed, report finds – Education Dive
Around two-thirds of Americans say colleges should lose access to government funding if their students have high default rates, and three-fourths said the same of institutions whose graduates struggle to earn a living wage.