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Betsy DeVos Rescinds Obama Era Protections for Student Loan Borrowers
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded an Obama era rule that was put in place in order to make it easier for those with student loans to pay back their student loans and also hold student loan companies accountable for their practices.
Betsy DeVos's Brother Had Secret Meeting With Putin Confidant
Apr 03 2017
Erik Prince, Blackwater founder and brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, held secret meetings with a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin just days before Donald Trump took the oath of office on January 20th. Prince had no official role in the Trump transition team, but he did present himself as an unofficial envoy for Trump to the high-ranking Emiratis involved in setting up the meeting between the two men.
Trump's DoED Pick Tweeted Grammatically Incorrect Inauguration Post
Jan 21 2017
Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, sent a Tweet about Donald Trump's inauguration that was riddled with grammatical errors. The tweet read: "Honored to witness the historical Inauguration and swearing-in ceremony for the 45th President of the United States!" The word "historical" should have been "historic" and inauguration should not be capitalized. The inauguration and swearing-in ceremony are also the same thing.
Trump's DoED Pick Didn't Disclose $125,000 Donation to Anti-Union PAC
Jan 13 2017
Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, failed to disclose a $125,000 political donation to an anti-union political action committee on financial disclosure forms she submitted to the Senate. DeVos made the donation to a Michigan Super PAC that was against a ballot initiative that would have enshrined workers collective-bargaining rights into the state constitution.