Despite its popularity, “evidence-based” policymaking is often less rational than it sounds.
Conservative legal group urges change to education regulations adopted under the previous Administration.
Court unanimously revises its approach to students’ individualized education plans.
Expanding a White House office could help shrink the whole federal government.
Congress and President Trump use Congressional Review Act to rescind Obama-era education rule.
Treasury Department could take action to eliminate taxation of student loan forgiveness.
The Department only seems to use its compromise power in a very narrow set of cases, but there are signs that the zeitgeist may be shifting.
New regulations governing student debt leave too much power concentrated with Education officials.
Reluctance by Education officials to exercise their debt cancellation powers unfairly punishes students.
Federal officials should reorient themselves around students’ best interests instead of departmental budgets.
Despite the breadth of the Department of Educations’s debt-cancellation powers, it has failed to employ its powers to their fullest extent.
Case presents opportunity for Court to consider deference to agencies’ interpretations of regulations.