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Government revamps Obama-era student protections

Step by step, the Trump administration is walking back policies and rules in higher education that its predecessor said were needed to protect students who rely on federal funding to pursue a degree, writes Danielle Douglas-Gabriel for The Washington Post.

Supporters say the Education Department under President Donald Trump is restoring balance after overreach during the Obama administration led to punitive regulations and aggressive policing that threatened the stability of universities and student loan companies. But consumer advocates say they fear Trump is unravelling years of work to ensure borrowers are placed ahead of profits.

Through the first half of the year, the department led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has withdrawn, delayed or announced plans to revamp more than a half dozen Obama-era measures involving federal student aid.
Full report on The Washington Post site
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