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When Did Uncle Sam Become Ebenezer Scrooge? The U.S. Department of Education Opposed Bankruptcy Relief for a Quadriplegic Student-Loan Debtor


by Richard Fossey & Robert C. Cloud August 29, 2014

Recently, there have been signs that the bankruptcy courts are becoming more compassionate toward people who enter the bankruptcy process burdened by student loans. Perhaps the most dramatic of these recent cases is Myhre v. U.S. Department of Education, involving a quadriplegic man who filed for bankruptcy seeking to discharge $14,000 in student loans.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 29, 2014
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17667, Date Accessed: 10/26/2014 5:29:14 AM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of Louisiana
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    RICHARD FOSSEY is the Paul Burdine Endowed Professor of Education at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • Robert Cloud
    Baylor University
    ROBERT C. CLOUD Is a Professor of Educational Administration at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
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