May 15, 2012

Online Education Companies Donate To Congressman, He Introduces Bill Subsidizing Them

Bad actors in the for-profit education industry — leading for-profit colleges, private charter schools, and other education profiteers — are accelerating a profitable scam: online education. As my colleague Lee Fang documented in a cover story for The Nation last year, these “online learning” companies have infiltrated American schools, extracting millions of dollars for software and distance electronic learning programs that have little proven merit.

One of these online learning profiteers is Bridgepoint Education. Bridgepoint operates a network of ¬†for-profit colleges and also owns Waypoint Outcomes, which specializes in e-learning in both K-12 and college, and Thuze Learning, which …

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