Posted on | March 8, 2012 | 8 Comments
Rusty Weiss at Accuracy in Media examines the relationship between the Washington Post and Kaplan, a lucrative for-profit education firm owned by the Post‘s parent corporation:
[T]here is a longstanding history of allegations of fraudulent practices, with hundreds of millions of dollars of profits diverted to Kaplan executives. Perhaps it’s also Kaplan’s generation of such profit on the backs of poor students and returning war veterans, preying on their vulnerabilities only to later reward them with degrees of questionable value, massive student-loan debt, and little employment opportunity. Perhaps it is Kaplan’s curious hiring of lobbyists to influence legislation at the state and federal levels, including a former Obama staffer, Anita Dunn, just as the heat was being turned up on for-profit colleges to rein in out-of-control practices.
In related news, my 9-year-old daughter Reagan came home crying today because she got a bad grade on a third-grade spelling test. Failure can be an emotionally devastating experience for those of us accustomed to success, but thanks to Advanced Parenting Skills™ my daughter has now recovered from this psychological trauma.
Yeah: I bought her a cheeseburger. “Best Dad ever!“