Hi Russ: You've started a number of threads which have as a common thread (sorry) your strong dislike of regional accreditation. Some are attacks on it; some are anecdotal; some deal with auxiliary phenomena such as ODA, etc. I was very upset when one of those threads became the arena for political intemperateness--but you didn't do that. You have chosen not to identify yourself or the schools you attended. I respect that decision and can easily see that you might have good reasons of your own, personal instead of "programmatic", for that decision which don't add or detract from whatever credibility you do or do not enjoy. Here's my request: Would you set forth--without identifying yourself or, beyond category (RA, NA, UA, foreign GAAP, foreign non-GAAP--I think that covers the waterfront) the schools you may have attended or worked for, if any--what in your experience gave rise to your strong dislike of the regional accreditors. In short, what happened? Here's my promise: I will not attack or criticize in any way what you say in response to this. After all, one's experience is what it is. Your other posts and threads--hey, they're fair game for support or criticism. Not your response, if any, to this one, not from me, ever.