An ‘F’ in oversight: California fails to police for-profit colleges

Source: Felicia Mello, Sacramento Bee

Angry at what she describes as fraud by the school – including false promises, poor teaching and job placement statistics that seemed inflated – Jana Bergevin filed a complaint in 2016 with California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), the state agency charged with licensing and regulating for-profit colleges and vocational schools. She wanted its investigators to find out if the school’s marketing materials were fair and accurate, or if she and her classmates had been duped.

Years passed with no answers – as with hundreds of other complaints filed with the BPPE.


 

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