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Betsy DeVos Just Might Save the Beauty School Industry

Steve Sullivan and his family had run their beauty school for more than 30 years when the letter arrived from the government to tell him the Stone Mountain, Georgia, college was failing.

Sullivan wasn’t alone. Hundreds of cosmetology schools across the country were suddenly in danger of losing access to government financial aid and shutting down. Obama’s rules promised to decimate the industry, likely shutting down 91 of the country’s nearly 900 programs and putting another 270 in the “zone,” at risk of closure.