More reports about outright fraud in for-profit educational companies, such as Kaplan and Phoenix, have surfaced.
An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education focuses on instructors’ testimony about fraudulent practices by for-profit educational institutions. “We were supposed to keep students in the classroom by any means necessary,” says a former teacher at a for-profit institution quoted in this article. “It was all about keeping people in the seats to keep the federal money coming in.”
Many taxpayers are unaware that their tax dollars are being diverted to for-profit educational institutions through federal scholarships and financial aid. Such financial support should be reserved to assist students attending non-profit universities and colleges.