Degrees of Deception: America's For-Profit Higher Education Fraud

Degrees of Deception: America's For-Profit Higher Education Fraud

by Kevin W. Connell
Degrees of Deception: America's For-Profit Higher Education Fraud

Degrees of Deception: America's For-Profit Higher Education Fraud

by Kevin W. Connell


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Degrees of Deception explains the development and widespread abuses of the for-profit higher education sector in America. To illustrate the scope and degree of wrongdoing in for­profit higher education, readers are exposed to the industry in the same sequential order that students experience it in reality. A few examples include predatory recruitment, targeting military service members, questionable quality of programs, predatory lending, high withdrawal and default rates, manipulation of job placement data, and strategic lobbying efforts to block comprehensive reform. Following this analysis, Degrees of Deception offers bold and unprecedented solutions to tackle the crisis in a way that protects millions of student victims and taxpayers indefinitely.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475826067
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/11/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kevin Connell is an associate attorney at Ferrara Fiorenza PC where he specializes in Education Law and Labor & Employment Law. Representing roughly 200 public school districts throughout New York State, Kevin works on a myriad of practice areas. These include student and faculty discipline, free speech, religion in schools, special education, board governance, labor relations, and unlawful discrimination. Kevin also assists with the investigation and resolution of complaints made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New York State Division of Human Rights. Kevin is a cum laude graduate of the University of Rochester, where he graduated in 2015. Following his undergraduate studies, Kevin attended William & Mary Law School. During law school, Kevin was the President of the American Constitution Society, Spong Tournament Justice for the William & Mary Moot Court Team, and a member of the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review. Kevin received several honors for his service, including induction into The Order of the Barristers and Next Generation Leaders. After graduating from William & Mary Law School in 2018, Kevin was admitted to the New York State Bar. In addition to his work as a practicing attorney, Kevin continues to promote college affordability and productivity with students, school districts, legislators, and activists throughout the United States.

Table of Contents

Dedication Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: The For-Profit Framework Chapter 2: Hook, Line, and Sinker Chapter 3: Why the Cross Hairs on Veterans? Chapter 4: Filling the Gap or Filling Seats? Chapter 5: Cooking the Books Chapter 6: Lending Lies Chapter 7: Empty Wallets & Shattered Dreams Chapter 8: Buying Blind Eyes and Deaf Ears Chapter 9: Eradication Chapter 10: Diplomas for Jobs, Not Pink Slips

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