Community colleges are the ripest of fields for fraud. One might think that the for-profit schools would be the best, but for-profits get scrutiny, particularly from our state and Federal governments. As government-r… Learn more.
Admin: “The Landry school is sending many of its students to Harvard this year. Why can’t you?” --I’ve a friend who teaches in Louisiana, where the Landry school is located. He would get constantly told of… Learn more.
With all the Progressive silliness on campus today, it’s easy to miss a big underlying cause: a broken accreditation system. For newcomers, a quick primer on accreditation: Scholars came together to share inf… Learn more.
It’s no secret to the public that many accredited for-profit colleges are shady (at very best), plundering the student loan money while providing no education. It’s no secret to the general public, but does our gover… Learn more.
A recent book on the UNC scandal involving 18 years of fake classes, affecting thousands of students. The “customer” reviews on the book are rather split between 1 star votes and 5 star votes. I put “customer” in… Learn more.
US higher education has degenerated to the point where academic scandals hardly make the news anymore; decades ago, a professor or university president caught plagiarizing was actually a notable event, and today scandals… Learn more.
Time and again when I look at fraud in higher education, the most egregious seems to be in the community college system. The system is just so deliciously ripe—top down management, fake oversight, and a public trained … Learn more.
This week Kevin Carey wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times in which he argued that the recent academic and athletic scandal at the University of North Carolina could happen because, basically, universities a… Learn more.
It really seems worthwhile to talk about the kind of effort UNC is still putting into covering up their “paper classes” scandal, and how accreditation in general operates when confronted with open, overwhelming, … Learn more.
So, last time around I went step by step through SACS accreditation procedures to see what it would take for SACS to even notice a direct, documented, extreme case of fraud like what was going on at UNC (and parallels of… Learn more.