Dep’t of Education violated a court order to stop collecting on debt of former students of defunct Corinthian College

Despite a court order barring the Education Department from collecting on the federal student loans of former Corinthian College students, the agency continued to pursue the debts. Some former students had their paychecks garnished or tax refunds seized by the government.

The students' recently moved to hold Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt. DeVos and the Education Department argued in response that sanctions are unwarranted because there was a “good faith” effort to comply with the order. The court will hold a hearing on the motion today.

The Washington Post has the story, here.

Update: The judge was not pleased. The LA Tines story on the hearing is here.

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