Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the cancellation of around 4,000 loans to students of for-profit colleges whose parent company shut down in 2018.
Since leaving the Department of Education, A. Wayne Johnson has called for student loan forgiveness and criticized the department for allowing interest rates to balloon.
"Taking this rare and powerful action shows the extreme harm Betsy DeVos' actions have caused," Harvard lawyer Toby Merrill said after the hearing.
"Given that Liberty's violations are public and longstanding, we are left to conclude that the Department's failure to act is deliberate and that it is only interested in enforcing free speech policies against institutions it deems unfriendly," Reps. Levin and Raskin wrote in a letter.
The lawyer representing defrauded students told Newsweek a U.S. magistrate judge is unlikely to follow through on her threat of jail time but argued that the education secretary's actions constitute "extraordinary noncompliance."
"There have to be consequences for violation of my order sixteen thousand times," U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim said at a hearing on Monday.
The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statistics released a report that noted "no measurable differences" in the students' average reading and mathematics scores.
On Monday, a jury ruled in favor of a former New York City high school student who was severely burned when a high school chemistry class experiment went horribly wrong back in 2014. He was awarded nearly $60 million in damages from the city.
"This bill will provide students and parents the information they need when selecting a university that aligns with their identity and values," the bill's sponsor said.
When the education secretary is outside Washington, she is an advocate for reading. Once back inside the Beltway, she ducks into a backroom and champions radical cuts.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has rolled back protections for transgender students.
Sixty-three percent of TEACH recipients from 2014 had their grants turn into loans "that they never intended to borrow."
In 60 Minutes interview DeVos appeared not to know how policies she pushed impacted school performance.
DeVos was soon flooded with pictures from teachers showing very different classrooms than the one she imagined.
This stance differs with two federal appeals courts, which have held that transgender students' access to restrooms is a Title IX issue.
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released Title IX guidance as part of a "dear colleague" letter in 2011.
While racial segregation in U.S. schools plummeted between the late 1960s and 1980, it has steadily increased ever since.
Majority of children and young adults are not being taught about consent, sexting and LGBT sex.
It is the second time in three weeks a school exam has been accidentally published online.
The Educational Institute of Scotland questioned how construction of the schools was approved.
Religious schools believe Title IX conflicts with their beliefs on marriage, sexual orientation and abortion.
Jeb Bush is being slammed for backing education standards designed by Republicans.
Even Common Core champion Bush pushes local solutions.