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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:04 AM

National for-profit college chain abruptly closes, stunning thousands of students

Source: USA Today

Joel Shannon, USA TODAY Published 10:16 p.m. ET Dec. 5, 2018


Dozens of for-profit college campuses across the country abruptly closed this week after their parent company lost its accreditation and funding.

The schools are owned by Birmingham, Alabama-based Education Corp. of America (ECA), which runs more than 75 campuses across the U.S. Its campuses operate under a variety of names, several of which offer "career-focused" diploma and associate's degree programs.

A statement on ECA's student information page announced the December 2018 closure of its campuses, including those operating as Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute, Ecotech Institute, Golf Academy of America and Virginia College.

The move comes after the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools suspended ECA'S accreditation on Dec. 4.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2018/12/05/virginia-college-brightwood-college-and-others-abruptly-shut-down/2221650002/

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Reply National for-profit college chain abruptly closes, stunning thousands of students (Original post)
TexasTowelie Thursday OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:26 AM

1. Did trump u even ever seek accreditation?

Scammer gotta scam

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:13 AM

2. I wonder what majors were available at

The Golf Academy of America?

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Response to Crabby Appleton (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:16 AM

3. Club design and

ball management.

One must know how to properly address the balls.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:28 AM

5. How to properly grip the shaft and stroke. ABCs of avoiding the bush to dunk into the hole.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:54 AM

6. I always have trouble managing my ball. They's too big.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:22 AM

4. B. DeVoss and her

Amway model for education FAIL.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:44 AM

7. One of our legal assistants is being victimized by this.

We are looking into legal action.

Predictably, DeVossís privatization of education didnít work!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:18 AM

8. Don't even try

to cancel your student debt. DeVos won't let you. I ask: how many students voted for Trump?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:32 AM

9. Good. Hard on the students, but no doubt many more

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looked at this organization and passed than enrolled.
Unfortunately, a major flaw in learning by experience is that the school of hard knocks doesn't explain the lessons to be taken, though it's frequently known to test to see if they have.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:31 AM

10. I attended one of those for-profit colleges to get training as a Medical Assistant.

My first step toward becoming a Physician Assistant.

The same school later lost its accreditation. But I was lucky to learn some genuine medical skills that served me well as I accrued my required clinical experience prior to applying to PA School.

I shudder to think what might have happened if no employer had accepted my training credentials.

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