Billionaire Betsy DeVos wants to scrap student debt forgiveness. Surprised? - 2017-05-19

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F345.png Billionaire Betsy DeVos wants to scrap student debt forgiveness. Surprised? May 19, 2017, Jamie Peck, The Guardian

When Donald Trump appointed Betsy DeVos secretary of education, America's school-going people worried it was only a matter of time before she brought back debtors' prison for student loan defaulters and subcontracted out K-12 education to Nickelodeon.

Now Donald and Betsy are one step closer to making that vision a reality, with $10.6bn in cuts to crucial education programs, including a student loan forgiveness program first implemented by a Republican administration.

According to budget documents obtained by the Washington Post, the Trump administration plans to end the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, which more than 400,000 people are counting on as part of their financial future.

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