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HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro, together with the Attorneys General of New Jersey and California, yesterday led a multistate coalition of 19 Attorneys General in submitting a formal, legal comment letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education calling on federal officials to withdraw a proposed rule that would undermine the anti-discrimination protections of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and weaken protections against sexual harassment and violence for students. The proposed rule would impose new requirements on schools and students that would be a significant departure from the fundamental purpose of Title IX and the Education Department’s longstanding Title IX guidance, and leave campuses less safe.
HARRISBURG – “Over the past several months, I have joined with campus safety advocates to express serious concerns about Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education’s plans to protect students on campus. While today’s proposal incorporates a few of the positive changes we fought for, the rules released today remain fundamentally flawed and are a step backward.”
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro yesterday called on the U.S. Department of Education to immediately discharge the student loans of eligible borrowers who attended schools that abruptly shut down before they could complete their degrees. Many of those schools were predatory, for-profit colleges.
HARRISBURG — Following a successful effort by state Attorneys General to save critical student loan protections, a federal judge today rejected a challenge to the Borrower Defense Rule and ordered its immediate implementation for students nationwide.
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of 21 Attorneys General today to formally oppose U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plan to eliminate the Gainful Employment Rule, which requires schools to provide information about their programs’ costs, debt load, success rate, expected earnings and other critical information so students and families can make informed choices.
HARRISBURG — “The Department of Education’s move today to obliterate the Gainful Employment Rule is another move by Secretary Devos to prioritize deceptive for-profit colleges over students working to earn an education,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.
HARRISBURG – In the wake of widespread fraud and abuse by predatory for-profit schools, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today formally opposed an application by a national accrediting agency for for-profit colleges and schools to regain its status as an accreditor, following “far-reaching oversight failures” that harmed college students and taxpayers across the country.
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of 17 other state Attorneys General today and sued the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for refusing to enforce the Gainful Employment Rule, designed to protect students from predatory practices at for-profit schools. The rule helps students make informed choices by requiring schools […]
Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro leads 18 Other State Attorneys General to Protect Student Borrowers in Letter to Education Secretary DeVos HARRISBURG – Today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of Attorneys General to send a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, demanding the Department of Education stop its systematic rolling back […]
HARRISBURG —Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a proposed settlement with Aequitas Capital Management, a defunct investment firm, that provides $6.7 million in debt relief for 1,200 Pennsylvanians who attended for-profit colleges. The proposed settlement, which is subject to approval by an Oregon federal court overseeing Aequitas’ receivership, is part of a broader settlement worth […]