DeVos policies said to worsen racial bias in student debt

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | The Washington Post Senate and House Democrats are accusing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of exacerbating racial disparities in student debt by failing to help defrauded borrowers, enforce consumer protections and examine the root causes of debt inequity. They point to the rewriting of Obama-era regulations intended to guard against predatory for-profit colleges, highlighting two rules known as borrower defense to repayment and gainful employment. As originally conceived, those regulations would benefit students of color, who at higher rates enroll in for-profit schools, take out loans, fail to graduate and default on the debt. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and… Read More

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In final debate, Democrats running for Colorado governor continue sparring over campaign finance, tactics

In their final debate before the June 26 primary, the four Democrats vying for a chance to become Colorado’s next governor tussled Monday evening over everything from immigration and guns, to the state’s rural divide and oil and gas drilling. But the real fight came on the topic of campaign-trail tactics, where the candidates again picked one another apaort over allegations of negative television ads and inappropriate campaign financing. 2018 candidates for Colorado governor Who is running for governor of Colorado in 2018? The bulk of those attacks were leveled at U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, the presumptive front-runner, who has injected more than $11 million of his own money… Read More

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Trump threatens all-out trade war with China, tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods

President Donald Trump directed the US Trade Representative’s office to draw up a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to subject to an additional 10% tariff.Trump said that the new tariff would go into effect if the Chinese government did not lower recently announced tariffs on US goods and failed to address the theft of US intellectual property by Chinese companies.The latest round of tariffs would almost definitely put the US into all-out trade war against China. President Donald Trump threatened to escalate the trade fight with China into an all-out trade war on Monday, promising to impose massive tariffs on Chinese goods unless Beijing reverses course on… Read More

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