I've been posting on thelayoff.com for about a decade. It's been worth it because I have connected with workers who stopped drinking the kool aid--and a handful who had the courage to speak truth to power. I always thought that conditions could be... — read more
"The Federal Trade Commission this morning announced a new initiative to combat deceptive and unfair practices in the for-profit higher education industry. At a press conference, FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra and Bureau of Consumer Protection... — read more
Still no Annual Academic Report for 2020 and its not coming out soon. https://www.phoenix.edu/about_us/publications/academic-annual-report.html
For employees who were laid off - how is your job search going, or have you already found better opportunities?
I have firsthand knowledge that University Of Phoenix laid off about 10% of their workforce on Monday, August 9, 2021.
"If you want to pay more and get less go to a for-profit school like DeVry, the University of Phoenix, or Purdue Global." https://www.chronicle.com/article/the-great-masters-degree-swindle
"You can learn a lot just by googling. Yesterday, I searched Google for “nonprofit colleges,” and the top response was the ad shown above, promising “Flexible Degree Programs Offered by Non For Profit Online Colleges.” I clicked on the link, and it... — read more
Miramar, FL (2021) Atlanta, GA (2021) Chicago, IL (2019) Salt Lake City (2021) Phoenix-West Valley (2021) Woodland Hills-Marriott (2020) What's left? https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/PEPS/docs/jun21sec1.pdf
Student loan default is a traumatic, stigmatizing experience. Because of that, many working people keep the pain of their student loan problems to themselves. https://www.proquest.com/docview/2540743739?pq-origsite=gscholar&fromopenview=true
Why haven't enrollment people in the US replaced by workers in India? https://higheredinquirer.blogspot.com/2021/07/the-growth-of-robot-colleges.html
If you know something, say something. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/your-school-lying-student-veterans-other-vulnerable-dahn-shaulis/
"Apollo Global (NYSE:APO) agreed to sell textbook publisher McGraw Hill to PE firm Platinum Equity for about $4.5B." https://seekingalpha.com/news/3706685-apollo-agrees-to-sell-mcgraw-hill-to-platinum-equity-for-45b
Po knew a lot and was correct.
When does the madness stop?
Sounds like the operation is making a profit... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-20/apollo-global-management-s-university-of-phoenix-acquisition-four-years-later
Wasn't University of Phoenix much higher than this? https://www.militarytimes.com/education-transition/2020/09/14/the-top-50-most-popular-schools-for-tuition-assistance/
"Apollo Global Management (APO -0.6%) is considering selling McGraw-Hill Education, a textbook publisher and education technology company, for as much as $6B, including debt, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the... — read more
New theme? Who came up with that?
where' uopx 2020 annul reprt? that ws always a good laugh
Not counting Price v. Phoenix, it's an amazing rap sheet. And with any serial corporate criminal, the true number of crimes is more numerous. It's too bad that more people did not try to stop this when it was possible to reform the school. Fear... — read more
"The University of Phoenix is demanding the Republican Attorneys General Association return $50,400 it donated to the organization, because of the group’s reported involvement instigating the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week by supporters of... — read more
What is the craziest thing a Phoenix has gotten college credit for?
https://vetsedsuccess.org/veterans-education-success-hails-unanimous-passage-of-landmark-legislation-to-protect-student-veterans-and-ensure-better-oversight-of-gi-bill-colleges/ “This landmark legislation expands student veterans’ protections and... — read more
Students may continue to enroll because it's a fast and easy degree. But why are workers staying at University of Phoenix? For people in enrollment, is the pay too good? It certainly isn't for the dwindling instructional staff who make $10 an... — read more
Of the 450 complaints: 29% complained that University of Phoenix credits did not transfer after being promised they would. 28% complained about the lack of job opportunities after being promised by University of Phoenix recruiters they would have... — read more
Layoffs have hit in waves. April ushered in the largest round of job losses as schools contended with unforeseen costs from the shift to online learning and... https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/11/17/higher-ed-job-loss/
Is there anyone that you regret enrolling? Are there any people you know who were crushed by the dream UoPX was trying to sell? http://collegemeltdown.blogspot.com/2020/11/a-letter-to-us-department-of-education.html
How is this manageable, especially with the pay teacher's get? https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=university+of+phoenix&s=all&pg=1&id=484631
UP advertising that they have "up to" $1 million in scholarship money to give.....since they charge close to $90,000 for an "education", that is about 10 people. Please don't buy this BS. Go to a community college. Even a trade school would give... — read more
At this late date in the history of academic college scams , students almost deserve years of debt that will live with them the rest of their lives. I'm not sure what more can be said.