Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by italiansupernova, Mar 10, 2005.
Okay, so maybe it IS only March 9th, but I'm getting a head start on April Fool's Day.
I read elsewhere that the reason why the NY Board of Regents is recognzied is that it was in the accreditation business before the USDoE got involved and, therefore, were grandfathered in. That's why no other states can get similar recognition. I haven't verified this, but it sounds right.
There was a movement about 13 years ago to establish governmental agencies in each state to approve schools for federal financial aid. They each was called a "State Postsecondary Review Entity" (SPRE). BG 12 said "the main purpose of a SPRE is to monitor compliance of colleges and universities in its state with various federal laws, most especially those related to student loans."
BG 12 goes further: "But SPREs can go further: they can investigate schools in their state for any reason...."
Some states established new agencies, others used ones already in existence. California used the CPPVE, which is now the BPPVE. Wyoming left it to the state department of education, appointing a SPRE coordinator. Fat good that did.
This was a real challenge to the use of accreditors, especially as it relates to student aid. The Republican Congress of 1994 repealed it.
Funny how the degree mill shills who tout the importance of state licensure in demonstrating that their favorite fake school is legitimate forget that Congress actually took power away from the states! Imagine that!
Thanks Rich. I learned a lot of things that I didn't know before.
It seems as though nowadays state licensure in the "good" states are merely baby steps and formalities on the road to legitimacy and eventual accreditation.
In some states that allow unaccredited schools to operate with approval, it is more than a formality. Alan Contreras, on another thread, mentioned an Oregon school that was approved for 10 years before becoming accredited.
Ooh, got me on that one!
Enacted in 1992, the SPRE portion of the legislation was repealed in 1994. If you either (a) weren't around then or (b) can't look it up, fine. Get some help.
About the Federal Aid $$$$ that you say, its true, the Federal Government and the Accreditation Juridical Persons have the machine of the green papers.
I am writing about the Power of the States to regulate the education inside each State.
The American Law System is very clear. Even you Federal State Department recognize the Power of the States in the Education.
Get some help.
Maybe some Lawyer, with expertise in education, can assist you.
That's an interesting interpretation, but the SPREs went beyond financial aid (or were designed to).
Exercise your agenda all you want; it doesn't change the facts.
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