BETSY DEVOS/DEMS/EDUCATION/LEGAL: “A group of 18 Democratic attorneys general is suing the Trump administration over its oversight of for-profit colleges, saying that the Education Department’s refusal to enforce a regulation punishing predatory career programs ‘leaves students vulnerable to exploitation and fraud.’
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has made a rollback of President Obama’s higher education policy a signature piece of her agenda, has begun to dismantle an Obama-era rule called ‘gainful employment,’ which cuts off federal financial aid funding to career college programs that saddle students with heavy debt and low salaries…
Earlier this year, DeVos said she would delay enforcement of gainful employment — allowing schools to dodge the rule’s requirement, for example, that they tell students their programs were failing the rules. Eventually, she said, she would create a new regulation that would erase Obama’s rule altogether.
In a suit filed Tuesday, DeVos’s opponents argue that the education secretary is breaking the law by refusing to enforce Obama’s rules — which have been repeatedly upheld by courts — despite waves of legal challenges by the for-profit college industry. She is obligated, the Democratic state attorneys general argue, to enforce the regulations as written.”

-Molly Hensley-Clancy, “Betsy DeVos Is Being Sued By 17 States Over For-Profit College Rules,” Buzzfeed News, Oct. 17, 2017 12:40pm