Student loan reform group sues Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger

A group of consumer advocates is suing both the Department of Education and America’s consumer watchdog for allegedly siding with predatory student loan servicers over millions of indebted borrowers amid a $1.5 trillion student debt crisis.

Democracy Forward, a nonprofit legal organization on behalf of the nonprofit advocacy group Student Debt Crisis, brought the lawsuit against the Trump administration — specifically Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger, and their respective agencies — for “shirking their legal obligation” in supervising student loan servicers, especially those who handle federal loans.