July 11 (UPI) — The American Federation of Teachers, one of largest educators unions in the United States, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Department of Education, demanding it fix a loan forgiveness program it says is misleading.

Complainants say they believed their students’ loans would be forgiven in 10 years under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, with timely payments and public service — but were later told they were in the wrong program.

Department figures say just 1 percent of those who applied and believed they’d made the required payments were approved.

Union President Randi Weingarten says Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has ignored complaints.

“Twelve years ago, Congress made a bipartisan commitment to help millions of workers pay

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