Maggie Siller Featured on Voices for Good Podcast to Discuss the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
September 3, 2019
Maggie Siller was recently featured on the podcast Voices for Good to discuss the shortcomings of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, as well as Selendy & Gay’s efforts to ensure that it is honored for over 32 million eligible borrowers. Maggie, a former teacher herself, as part of a team led by Faith Gay, Caitlin Halligan, Maria Ginzburg, and Lena Konanova, is currently representing the American Federation of Teachers as well as a class of public servants in a suit against the U.S. Department of Education as well as U.S. Secretary of State Betsy DeVos for their failure in administering the PSLF program at a basic administrative level.
With fewer than 1% of 32 million borrower loans forgiven, Selendy & Gay’s suit against the Department of Education and Betsy DeVos seeks loan forgiveness for the individual plaintiffs, as well the implementation of basic administrative features that these programs currently lack—a decision-making process that minimizes risk, a meaningful opportunity to contest details, and a written, reasoned explanation for decisions.
Originally published: Voices for Good | August 27, 2019