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Monday, May 13, 2013

Massachusetts investigates University of Phoenix

Massachusetts is investigating University of Phoenix, demanding that the nation's largest for-profit college provide the state's attorney general with data regarding its recruiting and financing practices. Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley, according to the Boston Globe, is investigating whether for-profit colleges use unfair or deceptive practices in the recruitment of students and the financing of their educations. University of Phoenix's owner, Apollo Group, has disclosed that that is has been asked for nine years' worth of detailed information about its Massachusetts operations.  Massachusetts also is investigating Kaplan Career Institute in Boston, which is owned by The Washington Post Co., and the Everest Institute campuses in Brighton and Chelsea, which are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.


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  2. shocking.... simply shocking. a "university" that controls their publishing and charges a lot of money for "education" while recruiting students with no intention of finishing their degrees but rather sending them to collections for unpaid tuition/fees? if this flies, and it most likely will, then you'll see the rest of the "universities" fall: cornell, northwestern, devry, itt, collins, art institute, culinary schools, etc., etc. as they all partake in these practices.... the problem here is that UoP students are usually smarter than the average bear, so they're going to start the ball rolling. the best education is experience... what did people do several decades ago? universities for profit are relatively new institutions that boomed about at the time the "golden age of retirement" arrived, post WW2.... now that this notion of a "golden age of retirement" era is over - it ended around 1997 and will likely never return - i think there's going to be a massive shift away from education and unions and into true on-the-job experience, working your way up, just like everyone used to do!

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