GAO Blasts DeVos’ ED for Not Implementing Fix for Student Loan Repayment Program Benefitting Teachers and Other Public Servants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following today’s release of a Government Accountability Office report that sharply criticized Sec. Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education for not implementing a 2018 congressional “fix” designed to make it easier for teachers, firefighters, and other public servants to access a special student loan forgiveness program, consumer advocacy group Allied Progress released the following statement:

“Teachers, firefighters, and other public servants deserve to know why Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education is making it harder for them to enroll in programs that would help them pay off their student loans,”said Karl Frisch, senior advisor to Allied Progress. “When we see 99% of applicants to the public service loan forgiveness program being denied, we see a red flag. It is almost as if Betsy DeVos sees it as a good start.

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