Working to advance students' rights to educational opportunity and to ensure that higher education provides a launching point for economic mobility.

"America needs solutions to the student debt crisis. It could be cancelling student loans. It could be guaranteeing free education. It could even be punishing colleges if their graduates can't get the jobs that pay their loans." https://t.co/6BpqDY8cTI

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@HHSGov @NHSCorps @rebeccaballhaus @WSJ @HRSAgov @AlexanderElson The petition calls on HHS to amend its rules & release participants from these penalties when, for example, their position is terminated by their facility without cause and the participant is unable to find another position within a reasonable distance from their home.

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@HHSGov @NHSCorps @rebeccaballhaus @WSJ @HRSAgov In one case, a nurse was penalized $270k in exchange for $8,300 in debt relief after incorrectly being told by the Corps that a promotion was within the bounds of her contract. @NHSCorps later denied the transfer & blamed the bad advice on a “Customer Service Representative.”

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@HHSGov @NHSCorps @rebeccaballhaus @WSJ The penalties are intended to deter participants from abandoning their commitment after obtaining relief. But @HRSAgov & @NHSCorps have administered the program rigidly, imposing massive penalties on participants who have done nothing wrong.

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@HHSGov @NHSCorps @rebeccaballhaus @WSJ .@NHSCorps was established by Congress to attract medical professionals to underserved areas by offering student loan relief in exchange for 2-3 years working at an approved facility. Congress also gave HHS the authority to impose penalties on participants who abuse the program.

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There is a real opportunity for @usedgov officials to protect thousands of Black and Brown students who have been targeted by predatory companies through practices such as reverse redlining. https://t.co/EAuhSIxSRw

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