The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Education Scam for Lots of Money

Mar 15, 2010

With enrollment setting records at colleges and universities all over the country, thousands of students learn too late that not all “degrees” are accredited. What students are promised by some for-profit and online schools is just a scam, not the equivalent of an Associates Degree or Bachelor’s degree from a regular state college or university.

The for-profit schools do an especially thriving business with false advertising aimed at active duty soldiers. One institution offers them quick degrees: Instead of the usual two-year, 20-course requirement common at community colleges, soldiers are promised an Associates degree in five WEEKS!

Another technology institute advertises that it offers an applied science degree in certain computer studies. If students from this institution apply at an accredited community college or university for further education, they soon discover that NONE of their courses transfer as college credit.

Does this disturb the army–which pays outrageous fees for worthless courses for its troops? Of course not–it’s just another way to provide government money to business.