National teachers union sues Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for repeal of student protections

The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Education Department and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her repeal of Obama-era regulations designed to hold for-profit colleges and universities accountable to their students. The AFT accused DeVos of violating the law to repeal protections for students at for-profit colleges, and it argued that the regulations could save taxpayers over $5 billion on money going toward failing programs, according to the complaint. “The reason that we filed this lawsuit, the reason that the attorneys general throughout the country are doing this, is to…

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NIT Srinagar Unrest: Will Ensure No Student Deals With Injustice, Says Smriti Irani

SRINAGAR:  Union Education Minister Smriti Irani has assured students that examinations will be conducted in a “secure environment” at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar, where student protesters were lathicharged by the police during clashes on Tuesday evening. Here are the 10 latest developments in this story Ms Irani said she has spoken to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, who has assured her that students will be safe at the institute and that no student will deal with injustice. Ms Irani, who sent top officials to the…

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