Broken Promises: Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren’t Forgiven

Law suit against Department of Education – loan forgiveness program for millions of public service workers is in such a shambles that it violates federal law and the Constitution.

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July 11, 2019 – Article by National Public Radio: Debbie Baker (not the lady in the picture) thought she qualified for a federal program that helps teachers such as her, as well as nurses, police officers, librarians and others. The Department of Education program forgives their federal student loans if they make their payments for 10 years and work in public service.

For 10 years, Baker, who was a public school teacher in Tulsa, Okla., checked in with loan servicing companies and was told she was on track.

“I said, ‘I’m qualifying for public service loan forgiveness,’ and they said, ‘OK, great,’ ” she says.

But it turns out that her $76,000 in student loans didn’t get forgiven. Baker was finally told she was in the wrong type of loan. If she’d known that at the beginning, she could have switched loans and ended up qualifying. But she says nobody ever told her.

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MUSINGS FROM DIANE:

bankruptcyI have to ask – how many of you believe the bank’s excuses? Personally, I think Wells Fargo believes no regulator can reach them and that it can bully anyone – consumer or politician. It has gotten away with this type of behavior for so many decades that it was certain no one could touch them. I support Senator Elizabeth Warren’s attempt to make Wells Fargo accountable for their outrageous actions. Enough is enough. I moved all our accounts, both personal and business, out of Wells Fargo.
281 words|1.6 min read|Categories: Consumer Issues, scams|By |Published On: July 5th, 2020|Last Updated: April 26th, 2024|

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