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kendallf

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Government sues Art Institutes
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:05:03 PM »
Interesting article on the government's suit against a chain of for-profit art schools.  I think some of these places, and some of the places that focus on military students, are much more in it for the bucks than they are to provide education. 

http://www.pdnonline.com/news/The-Art-Institutes--3531.shtml

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 09:37:37 PM »
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But his instructors, he hastens to add, "Were the best thing that ever happened to me in terms of my life as an artist and my growth as a creative person." Students get out of it what they put in, he says.

This was my experience of for-profit colleges. The 10-20% who are passionate about the subject do great, and learn what they need to succeed, A further 20% will learn enough to get an entry level job, the remaining 60-70% are just racking up debt.

The main shock is their recruitment practices, and excessive fees.