Tag Archives: fraud

UNC fraud penalty (nothing) paid in full

UNC fraud penalty (nothing) paid in full

With all the Progressive silliness on campus today, it’s easy to miss a big underlying cause: a broken accreditation system. For newcomers, a quick primer on accreditation: Scholars came together to share information, and these gatherings turned into universities, with a mission of education: either humanity (by researching new knowledge) or of humans (by the […] … learn more→

Senate: Accredited For-Profit education is fraud

Senate: Accredited For-Profit education is fraud

It’s no secret to the public that many accredited for-profit colleges are shady (at very best), plundering the student loan money while providing no education. It’s no secret to the general public, but does our government know? Of course they do. The Federal government shut down Corinthian, despite it satisfying all accreditation requirements (and the […] … learn more→

UNC retaliates against whistleblowers. Again.

UNC retaliates against whistleblowers. Again.

A recent book on the UNC scandal involving 18 years of fake classes, affecting thousands of students. The “customer” reviews on the book are rather split between 1 star votes and 5 star votes. I put “customer” in quotes because many of the 1 star votes aren’t verified purchasers…just folks that hate the book without, […] … learn more→

Wide open Korean conspiracy revealed

Wide open Korean conspiracy revealed

US higher education has degenerated to the point where academic scandals hardly make the news anymore; decades ago, a professor or university president caught plagiarizing was actually a notable event, and today scandals are so common, scandals involving rape, embezzlement, open fraud, or all put together, that the academic frauds of yesteryear no longer rate […] … learn more→

The Community College cash-in

The Community College cash-in

Time and again when I look at fraud in higher education, the most egregious seems to be in the community college system. The system is just so deliciously ripe—top down management, fake oversight, and a public trained to believe “all education is good to have” means community colleges get a free pass that would make […] … learn more→

Universities are no more illusory than journalists

This week Kevin Carey wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times in which he argued that the recent academic and athletic scandal at the University of North Carolina could happen because, basically, universities are “illusions.” There is no real oversight of what happens in the classroom. Therefore it was easy for some professors […] … learn more→

More on accreditation and UNC

It really seems worthwhile to talk about the kind of effort UNC is still putting into covering up their “paper classes” scandal, and how accreditation in general operates when confronted with open, overwhelming, systemic, fraud. “One contributor to UNC-CH’s previous monitoring reports for the agency, Bobbi Owen, was identified by Wainstein as an administrator who […] … learn more→

The price of UNC’s fraud: Nothing

So, last time around I went step by step through SACS accreditation procedures to see what it would take for SACS to even notice a direct, documented, extreme case of fraud like what was going on at UNC (and parallels of such fraud go on at many other institutions, I promise you). After some 18 […] … learn more→

Heartland Institute responds to stolen and fake documents

Earlier this week, two advocacy groups posted online several documents they claimed were The Heartland Institute’s 2012 budget, fundraising, and strategy plans. Some of these documents were stolen from Heartland, at least one is a fake, and some may have been altered. The stolen documents appear to have been written by Heartland’s president for a […] … learn more→