State Schools Drop Accreditation

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by russ, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. russ

    russ New Member

    "This just in...

    At a consortium of state universities where they were trying to come up with "out of the box" ideas for reducing costs, the universities all agreed that by universally recognizing each others degrees and that they could eliminate the cost and redundancy of regional accreditation. Just as with secondary schools (high schools) where every high school diploma issued in a state is recognized by every other state, every post-secondary degree issued by a state university would also be recognized as legitimate.

    An administrator from the University of Michigan explained, "At this point in state education, we all came to the conclusion that this was a layer of costs that could easily be eliminated and help save our students and their families from expensive tuition hikes."

    The new and dramatic policy was overwhelmingly passed at the consortium by attendees and is expected to be ratified by their respective states boards of education. The cost savings are said to be in the millions of dollars."

    Although the above story is not true, it could be.
  2. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    LOL. That is called stirring the pot. Somebody who knows nothing about a field making an untrue statement merely to inflame others. A troll in action. :eek:
  3. plcscott

    plcscott New Member


    Maybe you should write the President of each accredited school that you can think of and suggest that they do just that. Maybe you could get something started, but I very much doubt it.
  4. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Dream on, Russ. It isn't going to happen and even if it did, it wouldn't improve the recognition or utility of substandard degrees.
  5. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    No, it could not. "Millions of dollars." Right :rolleyes:

    This ignores the fact that it is the member schools themselves that are the accrediting associations, and that member schools receive a great deal of benefit from associating with their peers. Of course, that insight requires actually knowing something about this subject, which "russ" clearly lacks. I'm sure it is just an honest mistake; he can't really help himself. Let's offer our pity, not our scorn.:D
  7. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    Even if the story was true it would have catastrophic consaquences unless ALL state schools in ALL 50 states did the same thing at the same time.

  8. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    The result would look a lot like accreditation.
  9. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    I actually like Russ posts allot.
    It makes visiting this board more interesting and stimulating.
    We learn more by reading replies from John, Rich, Bill and others.

    Russ keep on trying and bring chalanges.
    I asked many of this questions long time ego but now it's deferent reality and years from now there will be deferent reality.

  10. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Our founding fathers were very clear about states rights; that anything not claimed by the federal government is reserved to the states. This is why there will not be a federal mandate requiring each state to adopt a degree-acceptance policy.

    The feds can apply pressure, as they have done for states to adopt certain speed limits, by threatening to withhold federal funds.

    It seems inconceivable to me that the legislators of most states would agree that their state must accept the degrees from all schools states like Alabama, Mississippi, Wyoming, and Hawaii, where a host of highly questionable "schools" and out-and-out diploma mills operate legally.

    PS: The feds can also take action for violation of federal laws, even when a school is operating legally under its state's law. LaSalle, for instance, was properly licensed by the state of Louisiana at the time the FBI raided it (and the three owners pleaded guilty to federal fraud).
  11. Rivers

    Rivers New Member

    I do not know about the rest of the US but in New England all High schools are accrediated by NEASC If they do loose accrediation there are issues and normally the State take action
  12. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
  13. russ

    russ New Member

    To be more precise, since it was not worded as well as it could have been, these were state sponsored schools such as (here in Oregon) University of Oregon and Oregon State University which are subsidized by Oregon taxpayers, not all universities that are granted degree authorization by the state. That would exclude private colleges and degree mills.

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