DeVos drops controversial rule on coronavirus aid
September 14, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos quietly dropped a controversial rule directing states to give private universities a larger share of coronavirus relief funds than specified by Congress.
The move comes after a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled last week that the rule involving the distribution of $13.5 billion in federal aid was illegal.
The Education Department did not announce the decision to drop the rule, but put in an update on its CARES Act funding page that following the ruling the rule “is no longer in effect.”