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Outside Monitor Found Abuses in Dream Center College Operation

https://www.republicreport.org/2019/outside-monitor-found-abuses-in-dream-center-college-operation/

The lawyer appointed to monitor the compliance of big for-profit college company EDMC with a 2015 settlement of consumer fraud charges pursued by 39 state attorneys general found a series of abuses by the operation after it had been taken over by a new non-profit, Dream Center Education Holdings.

In his third annual report, covering the period October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018, the monitor, Thomas J. Perrelli, of the giant corporate law firm Jenner

— failed to provide students with required disclosures about debt levels and other matters, as required by the federal gainful employment rule;

— sought to use the non-profit Dream Center operation to benefit for-profit Woz U, a coding camp in which DCEH CEO Brent Richardson had a stake and an operational role; and

— improperly intimidated holdover compliance staff from the former EDMC headquarters in Pittsburgh, punctuated by an angry rant from Richardson in which he told a meeting that Pittsburgh was the place where things went to die.

All of these matters were first disclosed by Republic Report in articles published last May, the start of eight months of new revelations we have provided about DCEH’s meltdown, the troubling involvement of the Betsy DeVos Department of Education, and the harsh impact on students, faculty, and staff. Our work has been made possible by courageous and principled DCEH employees who reached out to me.

Perrelli found improvements in DCEH legal compliance in the months leading up to his report, but by then DCEH had announced the closure of many of its campuses. More recently, in just the past few weeks, DCEH has filed for receivership, announced the shuttering of more campuses, and agreed to sell other campuses to another non-profit that Republic Report soon revealed to have its own troubling conflicts of interest. Also, Brent Richardson resigned as DCEH’s CEO.

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The Assembly of God board needs to take action against Dream Center Foundation for the part they played in creating Dream Center Education Holdings and what they’ve allowed or purposely caused to happen to the Ai, AU and SU campuses, employees, students and how DCF through DCEH skimmed cash off of the top for their personal gains.

DCF is a cash cow to AofG. They’re one of the largest contributors, praise the lord for the money they bring in - it allows us to help people who are struggling.

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-3jbd

So this is a Christian Monitor? Tee hee

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-gvg

@Xv9utTB-tml your so funny when you troll, go back to gushing about the former president at WPB.

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-xnc

They do not, nor does EPF. You’re all still making a wild accusation that BR and his cronies are attached to the foundation. I can assure you that is entirely inaccurate. BR and his crew are stuck with the receivership schools, tbey’ll go down on that ship pointing fingers at EDMC, accreditors, the DOE and everyone in between. BR snuck off in the middle of the night without a whisper, the great leader that he is, after being worked over by the campuses that have managed to break free. He wanted to bankrupt the whole thing and when he didn’t get his way, vanished.

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-xen

Sure, but do they go and buy garbage leads from an unknown company run by the CEO's father, Gail R.?!!?

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-dtn

@Xv9utTB-tml You do realize thousands of private, not for profit institutions use third party services everyday, right?! Some services make more sense to outsource, they’re too costly and inefficient for smaller institutions to operate internally.

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-bks

@Xv9utTB-tml

You are right! South University needs to also be eradicated. They are trying to fly under the radar as usual but have always been part of the contagion.

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-fnj

Yes and now the new owner of 7 schools (EPF) plans to do the same by allowing a for-profit company- Studio Enterprise, provide services to the campuses. This has to be stopped.

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-tml

He did and that resulted in all the accreditation findings and show cause. By then the place was already crumbling and imploding under its own weight.

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-xns

So if the monitor observed these unethical problems, why didn't he do something about it before it became a catastrophe? I remember reading the settlement and believe that the monitor was being paid $1 mil per year. Passive monitoring doesn't seem to be worth $1 mil. Halpern was more active than this guy. Dave did you get your million bucks yet??

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-zeo

Old Brett was planning on shuttering AI and transforming it to a state and local bloodsucker for vocational programs such as what he created Woz U to "offer". Hahaha. The economy came alive in 2017, unemployment cratered, employment skyrocketed and Brett was handed his a$$ because his "programs" (read scams) were no longer viable.

Couldn't happen to a more deserving thief.

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-fap

I knew it was all a hoax --- should investigate some of the admins too - I'm sure there were some in on the plan...they had to have people on the inside

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-dyk

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine the stuff that we see everyday at the work level when we were working directly with all the corrupt associates. It was absolutely pervasive. These people need to be exposed and brought to justice.

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-fiu

What a corrupt organization,,Yuck!!!

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Post ID: @Xv9utTB-jox

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