Date: May 18, 2018
“Investigators at a special team at the Education Department have been reassigned, sidelined or told to concentrate on other work, current and former employees told the Times. The department has been whittled down from more than a dozen to just three people, who have been assigned to paperwork regarding student loan forgiveness.
“Betsy DeVos’ decision to gut investigation into for-profit colleges is a disgrace,” said Cody Hounanian of StudentDebtCrisis.org. “Years of work at the Department of Education uncovered fraud and abuse at all levels of the for-profit college industry. Yet the Education Secretary wants to hamstring this vital work.”