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A dark-skinned demonstrator holds up a sign that says "President Biden: thank you for canceling student debt."
Sep 30, 2022
In another development, six states sue the Biden administration over the loan-forgiveness plan.

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February 15, 2005
Margaret Spellings gave her first address to a college audience Monday, telling college presidents that they should work to provide better information about their institutions, and that they should back President Bush's budget plans.
February 9, 2005
For much of the last year, community colleges and the Bush administration have, symbolically, been dancing cheek to cheek. Given what's in the Bush administration's 2006 budget proposal, they may spend the next few months fighting toe to toe.
February 8, 2005
President wants to eliminate many education programs -- and community colleges are particularly hard hit.
February 2, 2005
Regulating diploma mills is a little like herding cats.The institutions, which offer fraudulent degrees in exchange for cash and little or no academic work, crop up overnight and disappear nearly as fast, when consumer complaints rise or law enforcement officials catch the scent. State and federal lawmakers yearn to crack down on these "colleges," but because they're hard to define and hard to nail down, there's often little they can do.
January 17, 2005
There is no such thing as an offhanded comment from a White House spokesman.So when Trent Duffy, in explaining Friday that President Bush would seek to bolster the Pell Grant program in part by reducing the subsidies paid to lenders in the student-loan program, called the subsidies "excessive" and described the loan industry as "very profitable," the political winds surrounding the student-loan programs continued to shift.

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