Interesting editorial on for-profit schools

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Bruce, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

  2. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    Not particularly interesting at all, just another of the myriad of uninformed opinions written by an opinon editor.
  3. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Interesting in that I've never seen someone just come out and say that, it's usually implied and danced around.
  4. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    I remember not so long ago a moderator of a group on linked in ) a self-proclaimed grand inquisitor) stated the same things.
    Until I pointed to him that there are people who apply the same logic and take it a little further who think that his education was from low tier substandard school,(it wasn't) that in their view is a diploma mill.
    And then he excommunicated me from the group.
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    No-one likes my dancing sheep?
  7. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Baaaaaaa humbug.
  8. bceagles

    bceagles Member

    I like the perspective of highway signs for Educational institutions (non Profit) vs For Profit.
  9. fourdegrees11

    fourdegrees11 New Member

    I'd not seeing anywhere in that article where a point was actually made to support the position, other than the randomly cherry picked 9 credits for a 10 week course. As if that is a universal thing going on at every for-profit school. Aren't for-profits lambasted for having low graduation rates? How can you be a mill if barely anyone graduates? If an accreditation body certifies that a for-profit school's courses meet the same standards as a traditional school, how could the for-profit be considered as handing out a fake education?
  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Highway signs point to places that are destinations for many people. They're right to do so to universities, but would wrong to do so based on those universities' tax statuses.

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