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University of Phoenix to
Shutter 115 Locations

New York Times, by Tamara Lewin

Original Article

Posted By:tocsin, 10/18/2012 10:48:47 AM

The University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest for-profit university, is closing 115 of its brick-and-mortar locations, including 25 main campuses and 90 smaller satellite learning centers. The closings will affect some 13,000 students, about 4 percent of its student body of 328,000. It is also laying off about 800 employees out of a staff of 17,000,(snip)Late last month, Kaplan Higher Education, a division of the Washington Post Company, announced that it was closing nine of its campuses and consolidating four others into nearby locations.
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Further casualities of the bureaucratic jihadists of the ØweBama administration.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/18/2012 11:02:17 AM     (No. 8942427)

Education is unnecessary in a dependent society.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/18/2012 11:14:00 AM     (No. 8942468)

When I was a professor/dean, I would not hire anyone with an on line degree, a U. of Phoenix degree, or a Nova degree. (Nova gives out about 10 percent of the doctorates in the U.S., and those other schools, which I consider illegitimate, give out a huge number of worthless degrees.
I watch Judge Judy, and she takes interesting cases, usually where the girl gets her financial aid, and buys the boy a cell phone, a car, etc. And just last week, a boy testified that he had 12,000 in financial aid from an on line 'school,' withdrew quickly, the on line 'school' kept 9000 dollars of his money, and sent him a check for the remaining 3000 dollars.
Judge Judy was not happy.
We have an enormous scandal associated with these schools. I hope president romney deals with it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mossley, 10/18/2012 11:22:24 AM     (No. 8942504)

I think it's more a fact that people are finally realizing these diploma mills are worthless for anything except running up huge debts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tisHimself, 10/18/2012 11:30:32 AM     (No. 8942536)

And that never happens with accredited schools?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/18/2012 11:31:06 AM     (No. 8942539)

University of Phoenix is just the tip of the iceberg. It's not about education, it's about the student loans. One school made the son take a loan for classes and the mother take another one for books.
Those loans cannot be wiped out in a bankruptcy.
I had a friend that taught at UP and they were always complaining about students being incapable of university level studies.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/18/2012 11:40:36 AM     (No. 8942584)

I have coworkers who teach at Phoenix, and without exception, they are slackers and BS artists and the last people you'd ask to do an important job.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/18/2012 12:01:13 PM     (No. 8942631)

These places are the cyber equivalent of matchbook schools. Among many other forms of chicanery they engage in is to list famous people--or at least people who are known and respected in their fields--as "faculty" members. These people have nothing to do with the school, and in most cases aren't even aware that their names are being exploited.

You can go to a good state university or college for a lot less money and get a legitimate degree--but you do have to pass the entrance requirements, which these online places don't have.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 10/18/2012 12:26:46 PM     (No. 8942703)

#1 is quite correct. The only people that need degrees are the ruling elite. The rest of the rabble need only to know where to sign up for the cheese.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 10/18/2012 12:28:15 PM     (No. 8942707)

This should hassen the closing of the Washington Post. This was one of their higher education cash cows. Their not making money selling newspapers.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/18/2012 12:44:09 PM     (No. 8942765)

It's not just the low academic standards at the University of Phoenix--they don't even have a football team!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: harper, 10/18/2012 12:45:49 PM     (No. 8942775)

Hmmmm. Seems BS is the only constant of all WP businesses.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: boiler57, 10/18/2012 4:23:23 PM     (No. 8943530)

They may not have football team, but they have a hell of a football stadium in Glendale.

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