Toby Merrill Urges Linking Educational Integrity to Loan Programs

Former Fellow Toby Merrill (’12), the director of Harvard Law School’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, reflected on the status of proposed revisions to an Education Department rule for an article in The New York Times (“Senate Rejects DeVos Rule Restricting Debt Relief for Bilked Students,” March 11). Toby praised congressional actions to “put the voices of students above the interests of for-profit colleges.” Toby also commented on defrauded borrowers in a CNBC news story about repayment strikes (“Why People With Student Debt Are Refusing To Repay It,” Feb. 12). “The idea that debts can be collected with no regard for the validity of those debts is completely lawless,” Toby said.