Secretary Spellings Defends Agency's Loan Rules U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has been on the defensive this month amidst a scandal about the student-loan industry, and accusations from Congress that her department has not provided sufficient oversight. Spellings says the industry is not entirely within her jurisdiction.
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Secretary Spellings Defends Agency's Loan Rules

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Secretary Spellings Defends Agency's Loan Rules

Secretary Spellings Defends Agency's Loan Rules

Secretary Spellings Defends Agency's Loan Rules

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U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has been on the defensive this month, amidst an ongoing scandal about the student loan industry and accusations from Congress that her department has not provided sufficient oversight.

Spellings tells NPR's Michele Norris that she has been working to clean up the student loan industry for the past two years — but that it's not entirely within her jurisdiction.