On Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden revealed his college finance plan if he becomes president. The comments from Biden came as he was announcing his nominee for Secretary of Education.
“Public colleges and universities are going to be tuition-free for families earning less than $125,000,” Biden said. “Tuition free” means you, the tax payer, will be footing the bill for kids to go to college and get indoctrinated by liberal professors.
In a statement on Tuesday, Biden announced that he was nominating Dr. Miguel A. Cardona as Secretary of Education to replace Betsy DeVos.
“In Miguel Cardona, America will have an experienced and dedicated public school teacher leading the way at the Department of Education — ensuring that every student is equipped to thrive in the economy of the future, that every educator has the resources they need to do their jobs with dignity and success, and that every school is on track to reopen safely,” Biden said in a statement.
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DeVos has been a controversial figure during her tenure leading the U.S. Department of Education, and she has frequently clashed with consumer rights groups and student loan borrower advocates over her management of the Department’s sprawling student loan and federal student aid system.
When DeVos took over the U.S. Department of Education in 2017, her administration tried to rewrite the rules governing Borrower Defense to Repayment, a loan forgiveness program with regulations formally established for the first time during the Obama administration. Advocates accused DeVos of holding up the processing of 160,000 applications, and in subsequent litigation, argued that DeVos was violating federal rules and court orders regarding to the program. Most recently, a federal court admonished DeVos for the Department’s issuance of blanket denials to applicants, often with minimal legal reasoning.
DeVos has also been criticized for her handling of student loan servicing and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, as well as her hands-off approach to regulating for-profit schools, some of which advocates argue have engaged in predatory practices. DeVos has publicly railed against broad policy ideas such as student loan forgiveness and debt-free college.
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