U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA-43) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and have reintroduced bicameral legislation designed to strengthen students’ ability to hold for-profit colleges accountable in court for their misconduct.
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Waters, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Give Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges Their Day in Court

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Court Legal Access & Student Support (CLASS) Act prohibits any school receiving Title IV student aid funding from placing restrictions on students’ ability to pursue legal claims, individually or with others, against higher education institutions in court. […read more]

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With “Add-ons,” Blacks Often Pay Higher Fees for Car Purchases than Whites

SPEAKING OUT WEEKLY NEWS — “…NCLC cites previous research by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) that determined car buyers who financed vehicles at the dealership in 2009 paid $25.8 billion in interest rate mark-ups. That same study also found that more than half of Black car purchasers (54 percent) were also charged loan kickbacks, compared to only 31 percent of Whites.” […read more]