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Ouch! "Deceptive Practices" Found At Kaplan, Inc., A Washington Post Company

CJW, August 9, 2010 11:37 AM


Yet another reason to to be smarter about education.

The New York Times reports:

"The Washington Post Company's Kaplan Inc. unit suspended enrollment on Friday at its campuses in Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Riverside, Calif., where undercover investigators for the Government Accountability Office found deceptive practices by admissions officials.

At a Senate hearing on Wednesday on recruitment at for-profit colleges, a G.A.O. report, accompanied by videos, described deceptive or fraudulent practices at each of 15 campuses visited, two of which were Kaplan campuses. At Kaplan College in Pembroke Pines, for example, an admissions officer told investigators posing as applicants that the college had the same accreditation as Harvard.

Washington Post stock fell $31.05, or 7.6 percent, to close at $377.56 on Friday, its largest drop in more than a year . . .

Full story HERE.


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You think this is bad, read danny weils' article from the Daily Censored about a week ago. You'll get the full-blown Kaplan story here without the glossy cover ups that Chronicle of Ed and others put on this student moneytrap.

Thanks for link - we'll take a look.
We think the dearth of solid reporting due to the poor profitability by the news business is a sad one, indeed.
It seems in every sector there will be bad actors, including education, in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas.
Regarding Kaplan, let's see how prevalent these alleged "deceptive practices" (now being investigated) are within Kaplan and to what extent they have been used.
If we look at claims made by certain non-profits, we may find some over-inflated or downright deceptive practices, as well.

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