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As an instructor at a for profit school I was required to graduate 98% of the students in my class in order to maintain my employment. When confronted with students who didn't have the ability to learn the material (i.e language barriers and overall mental capacity) I was instructed by my superiors to give credit for effort not performance.
During a time when jobs are hard to come by, staff also become victims of for profit schools. I refused to do what the school asked of me and was lucky to secure a job with a respectable employer, so I didn't have to sacrifice my integrity to pay my bills. But I worked with so many people who had to try to make the best of it and/or chose to ignore it.
I have no doubt in my mind that for profit education is unethical. In the end, the dollar interferes with the most important issue: students getting an education that will enable them to find gainful employment, resulting in the ability to pay off their loans and support themselves.
posted 2 years, 6 months ago
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