[/quote]Attorneys general of 23 states, led by California and Massachusetts, are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her revision of an Obama-era rule that was meant to help defrauded students of for-profit colleges seek debt relief.
“Once again, it shouldn't surprise you,” California AG Xavier Becerra said on a call with reporters. “It's sort of a bad old B-movie again. The Department of Education, Secretary DeVos didn't follow the rules in trying to promulgate this new rule — they didn't follow the administrative procedures act requirements.”
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, argues that the Education Department (ED)’s decision to repeal the Obama-era regulations “violates the Administrative Procedure Act (APA)” and also asked the court to “require ED to reimplement the Obama-era processes and protections.”
Becerra added that the ED actions under DeVos “are arbitrary and capricious … they rigged the system against students, flat and simple — they rigged the system.[/quote]