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Roundup: White House to Recommend Merging Labor and Education Departments - June 22, 2018

Roundup: White House to Recommend Merging Labor and Education Depar...

June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018

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The Washington Post

Federal Judge Rules That Consumer Protection Bureau Is Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules That Consumer Protection Bureau Is Unconstituti...

June 22, 2018

A New York federal judge ruled Thursday that the structure of the Consumer of Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional and that the watchdog agency should be eliminated.  Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska threw out the bureau’s lawsuit against a New Jersey company that the bureau alleged had scammed former NFL players and 9/11 emergency medical workers out of millions of dollars.
A New York federal judge ruled Thursday that the structure of the Consumer of Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional and that the watchdog agency should be eliminated.  Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska threw out the bureau’s lawsuit against a New Jersey company that the bureau alleged had scammed former NFL players and 9/11 emergency medical workers out of millions of dollars.

June 22, 2018

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The Hechinger Report

Why Your Student’s Personal Data Could Be Freely Bought and Sold

Why Your Student’s Personal Data Could Be Freely Bought and Sold

June 22, 2018

Strict federal privacy laws protect the private information of students. But those laws only apply to schools. As a new report from Fordham University shows, there are more than a dozen private brokers in the U.S. that can freely sell student data.  These brokers advertise lists of students with all manner of specific characteristics, from home-schooled Christians to teenage girls interested in birth control. However, even after years of research, the authors of the study found it almost impossible to find out where the student data on these lists came from.
Strict federal privacy laws protect the private information of students. But those laws only apply to schools. As a new report from Fordham University shows, there are more than a dozen private brokers in the U.S. that can freely sell student data.  These brokers advertise lists of students with all manner of specific characteristics, from home-schooled Christians to teenage girls interested in birth control. However, even after years of research, the authors of the study found it almost impossible to find out where the student data on these lists came from.

June 22, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

College Presidents Must Be Loud and Clear in Support of Immigration - Opinion Piece

College Presidents Must Be Loud and Clear in Support of Immigration...

June 22, 2018

David Oxtoby & Nancy Cantor write: This is a critical moment, when it is not enough just to ask our representatives in Washington to speak for us. College presidents and other leaders need to become directly involved, because these actions strike at the heart of our mission as higher-education institutions.
David Oxtoby & Nancy Cantor write: This is a critical moment, when it is not enough just to ask our representatives in Washington to speak for us. College presidents and other leaders need to become directly involved, because these actions strike at the heart of our mission as higher-education institutions.

June 22, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Digging Deeper on Student Loan Default Rates

Digging Deeper on Student Loan Default Rates

June 22, 2018

Crisis-level student loan default rates among black borrowers and those who attended for-profits cannot be explained fully by students' backgrounds, study finds, including measures of income, employment and parental wealth.
Crisis-level student loan default rates among black borrowers and those who attended for-profits cannot be explained fully by students' backgrounds, study finds, including measures of income, employment and parental wealth.

June 22, 2018

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