Motive, Means, and Opportunity. While not a criminal case (yet), providing a motive to the College claims are important. Remembering that DEAC is up for its own review this year, the below linked 'article' gushingly praises DEAC as a lead in for its actions against WLC, citing falsification DEAC made in public records as fact mind you. And, just in time, within 60 days, of DEAC's review meeting by NACIQI. https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/new-transparency-cracks-open-black-box-accreditation/ Below is our claim from the public complaint: "In short, DEAC fabricated false claims against the College in order to have a pretext to issue a public Show Cause Order. DEAC did this for its own selfish political purposes. Given the pressure placed on accrediting agencies due to abuse in the for-profit education industry, DEAC was under pressure, it thought, to demonstrate that it was “cracking down” on a school. DEAC targeted the College in response to what it perceived to be external pressure given that DEAC is undergoing its own review from the Department of Education. Upon information and belief, DEAC’s charter is coming up for review before the Department of Education in the near future. DEAC felt it needed to demonstrate a toughness but instead of taking action against larger schools which provide greater income to DEAC, it selected a school who’s DEAC dues were only modestly profitable for DEAC against which to take action, though there was no basis whatsoever for the negative action taken by DEAC. DEAC accredits other schools which have substantially greater problems…low student retention, great student debt, very poor student outcomes, all of which can be documented and which are known to the industry and have been the subject of published scholarly articles, and for which DEAC has come under criticism. The schools with poor student outcomes, upon information and belief, provide substantial income to DEAC which collects yearly dues based in part on the size of the school and its revenues. Rather than issue show cause letters or refuse to re-accredit lucrative schools with serious problems, DEAC selected a school that provides less income to DEAC that had no actual instances of non-compliance upon which to demonstrate that it does take actions against schools, but while selfishly protecting DEAC operating income."