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Man Blows Whistle on For-Profit College

Postby Eric » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:57 pm

Man Blows Whistle on For-Profit College

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Jason Sobek says he left his job as admissions supervisor at the nation's second-largest operator of for-profit colleges -- the Education Management Corp., or EDMC -- on good terms. But after he quit, Sobek filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against this provider of post-secondary education, alleging its marketing materials deceived prospective students by falsely inflating job placement statistics at its many campuses around the country.
"They manipulated the job placement rates by counting students working in a job that they did not need the degree for," Sobek told ABC News. "In my opinion, it's a wretched fraud."
Before he left EDMC, a publicly traded for-profit corporation that operates such colleges as the Art Institutes, Brown Mackie College, Argosy University and South University Online, Sobek downloaded a trove of data and documents, which, he alleges, support his claims.
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Re: Man Blows Whistle on For-Profit College

Postby nosborne48 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:29 pm

Heck, three-quarters of the law schools in the U.S. have been doing the same thing for YEARS.
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Re: Man Blows Whistle on For-Profit College

Postby Rich Douglas » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:37 pm

nosborne48 wrote:Heck, three-quarters of the law schools in the U.S. have been doing the same thing for YEARS.


I wonder if the guy got a paralegal with a law degree--one who can't find a job as a lawyer--to file the suit! :twisted:
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