A March 20 Bloomberg News story reveals that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a decision regarding student loans that will financially benefit one of her well-heeled friends. This decision will likely set a pattern for her secretariat.

Americans who default on some of their federal student loans are likely to pay more after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reversed an Obama administration directive limiting some fees. But it turns out the Trump administration decision has some beneficiaries—including the father of a key DeVos lieutenant who just quit.

It is abhorrent that the DeVos-style reformers often accuse traditional public school personnel, including administrators and unions, of protecting adults to the detriment of students. But these so-called reformers are typically involved in public education to turn a profit, which relegates students to the status of pawns.

DeVos is in a position to heap harm on students by lining the pockets of her wealthy friends. She no doubt only runs in billionaire circles.

Who will help expose this chicanery?


William L. Phillis, Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding