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With over $1.6 trillion of total debt, the student loan crisis continues to worsen, leaving graduates with crippling debt at the beginning of their professional lives and often shattering credit.

So dire has the situation gotten that the Betsy DeVos-appointed head of the Student Financial Aid office, A. Wayne Johnson, resigned from his post at the Education Department. Johnson will now apply for an appointment to retiring Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA).

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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during the fifth meeting of the Federal Commission on School Safety in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC, August 16, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got taken to task by a U.S. Magistrate Judge for violating a court order imposed by the same judge in a 2018 ruling.

Judge Sallie Kim ordered DeVos and the Education Department to stop pursuing student loan payments from students of Corinthian Colleges because the for-profit colleges became defunct in 2015.

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Ever since President Donald Trump's Education Secretary,  Betsy DeVos, released her budget outlining major cuts to services for the disabled, special education and completely defunding Special Olympics, people expressed outrage.

But in a bizarre series of events,  Trump and DeVos appeared to be pointing fingers at each other over whose idea the cuts were.

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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during the fifth meeting of the Federal Commission on School Safety in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC, August 16, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Attorneys General from 19 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Betsy DeVos and her Department of Education (DoE) after she ordered delays for student borrower defense rules slated for July 1, 2017. On Wednesday, the federal court ruled against the Trump administration official.

U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss ruled in favor of the Attorneys General. In his ruling, he stated:

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appears before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Tuesday January 17, 2017. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Wednesday, The New York Times reported Betsy DeVos—President Donald Trump's controversial Secretary of Education who came from a background with no experience with education but did make large donations to Trump causes—examined the possibility of using funds from her department budget to buy guns for public schools.

The proposal remains under review according to the report.

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[DIGEST: NPR, Fortune, New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters]

Congressional investigators announced that the federal government is expected to forgive at least $108 billion in student loans over the next 10 to 20 years.  

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