Tuesday, September 6, 2016

When a school closes: what happens to the students? An Education Issue

In the last couple of years there have been some high profile school closings or near closings. And for the record it has not always been for-profit schools. There are public schools, private non-profit schools on that list.

Often there are internal politics, outside politics, and other agendas involved in these closings; sometimes it is just because the school was run really badly. (I have mentioned before that having a leadership title does not automatically make you a leader)

During all this struggle and fighting, the people we seem to hear the least from are the students. What is the solution for the students? Even if their debt was forgiven, many students have put years of work into a degree that they cannot finish, and those students cannot or will not be going anywhere else.

The recent high profile closing of ITT and Corinthian have and will continue to have a big effect on the industry in general because the accreditor ACICS is also in jeopardy.

So back to my original statement/question: what is the long range plan for students? What is the plan to truly help the students fulfill their dreams and goals? Are there any ideas floating around that might work?
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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