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December 8th, 2016 - 12:41 pm § in Misc.

A WGU Graduate Accuses Washington State’s Online College of Fraud

This is a comment on THE Ave post : “For-Profit College Chain Accused Of Creating Fake Jobs; WGU “Non Profit” Washington State School Does Not Disclose These Numbers”  FRAUD:   WGU curriculum is sourced from resources like Lynda.com, Codecademy, and other for-profit busine[...]

March 25th, 2015 - 2:45 pm § in Schools & Colleges

For-profit schools’ enrollments and stocks plunge

For-profit schools are a bad deal for students, who often end up heavily in debt, and with poor job prospects. Young people are finally waking up to this fact; Phoenix University, the nation’s largest for-profit education company, reported its enrollments are down by half, and for-profit schoo[...]

March 7th, 2015 - 1:01 am § in The Ave Scene

How to make a LOT of money, TAX FREE!

The NY Times has a disturbing article on a scam being run by “non profit” universities.    The scam is pretty simple and has three parts. 1. Non profits escape scrutiny.   The federal government has focused on false promises that for profit schools make to train a student to get a[...]

September 27th, 2014 - 9:42 am § in America, Jefferson, Schools & Colleges

Shall We End Tenure?

The President of the UW AAUP, Rob Wood,  addressed the non tenure issues at UWB and UWT as a labor issue.  (see below) I suggest that he is missing the point. There are two critical questions :   1. Are UWB and UWT vocational schools or research campuses?  Despite the quality of faculty at[...]

September 14th, 2014 - 4:35 pm § in Misc.

A WGU Student Defends Her School

I have written much that is critical of WGU, a supposedly non profit on line school that eschews faculty and nourished its admins with very high salaries and other perks. My main concern is not with the money taken in by these people but with the harm done to students getting a poor education. A [&h[...]

April 23rd, 2014 - 3:56 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

AAUP: Universal Scholarships?

Last week, over n the AAUP listserv. Robert Wood referred to an NPR article describing a program in Michigan where philanthropists in Kalamazoo fund universal college tuition. Rob asked, “Imagine if we were able to set one of these funds up statewide in Washington? How much would it cost?  [...]

April 16th, 2014 - 3:24 am § in Misc.

How does WGU teach the nurses to give an online sitz bath?

NURSING DEGREES ON LINE YAY![...]

April 10th, 2014 - 9:53 am § in Misc.

What $10,000 Can Buy In A College Degree

Historically, academic degrees were created to recognize expertise in religion, law, and government.  The terms “Rabbi” and “Doctor” were both pathways to careers dependent on book learning.  Similar titles recognized elite expertise in Confucian, Islamic  and Buddhist cou[...]

March 6th, 2014 - 4:45 am § in Misc.

For-Profit College Chain Accused Of Creating Fake Jobs; WGU “Non Profit” Washington State School Does Not Disclose These Numbers

Why does Western Governors University NOT have to disclose  its profits or job rates? I do not understand the obsession with the words “non profit.”  Huff Post reports that  Corinthian Colleges Inc., has been inflating the numbers on how many of its grads get jobs.  Meanwhile, West[...]

February 5th, 2014 - 3:04 am § in Misc.

GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY GETS PRESTIGOUS AWARD

  WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY GETS KOWSITALL AWARD! They certainly have been trying to earn this award for academic arrogance. After nearly two years I still can not get answers to questions from any source that supports Western Governors University about how WGU even qualifies as a university whi[...]