REGIONAL ACCREDITATIONS   NATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS   GLOBAL ACCREDITATIONS 
INDEPENDENT AND AFFORDABLE EDUCATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS FOR SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

IMPROPRIETIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION AFFAIRS 

 


Internet and media publications became overwhelmed with endless stream of false, fraudulent, and incorrect information that sponsored and promoted by educational manipulators that are interested to keep costs of higher education on the highest level.

Some of these intentional misrepresentations are related to the numerous postings located on the Internet and in media publications describing some imaginary and non-existing functions of the United States Department of Education.

Misleading information was not posted by the United States Department of Education, but by people and organizations that have financial interest in dissemination of false and misleading information.

Accordingly, the best way to confront any misrepresentations, is to provide the CORRECT INFORMATION that people can freely access and the correct information is what any person can find on this page...
 

  

                     Must read: “Accreditations in the United States” ->


                     Must read: “United States Department of Education” ->

 

THIS PART SHOWS HOW MANIPULATORS ARE PERVERTING ACTUAL MEANING OF EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS IN THE UNITED STATES

Examples of false and incorrect claims made in numerous manipulated articles that commonly can be located on the Internet:

EXAMPLE OF FALSE STATEMENTS (found in Wikipedia articles):

“…in the United States, educational accreditation is performed primarily by private nonprofit membership associations, the legitimacy of which is validated through recognition by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or both."

Above-mentioned claims are absolutely false in the part related to CHEA and the U.S. Department of Education, see commentary 1.

COMMENTARY 1

Accrediting agency/organization has no need to be “non-profit” and it has no need to be “membership organization”. Accrediting organization needs to perform “peer review” of educational institution(s). Peer review is the detailed evaluation of the educational institution work (applied educational process). Peer review can be performed by one or more persons of similar competence. Peer is a person who belongs to the same cultural or social group.  

Wikipedia articles (posted by educational manipulators and by uneducated people) are providing falsely constructed expressions that are designed to inflict intentional harm to other legitimate accrediting agencies and to intentionally mislead people into incorrect believing that [this is quotation from one of many manipulated and false Wikipedia articles] “the legitimacy of accrediting organizations is validated through recognition by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or both”. This is obviously a FALSE promotion of qualities that both of these organizations DO NOT HAVE. Statement is absolutely FALSE.

Similar false statements are posted in many articles (available on the Internet) and are intentionally constructed by manipulators in the way that gives to people a false impression about qualities that neither of these organizations ever had.

CHEA (private non-governmental membership organization - 'Council for Higher Education Accreditation') has no any official designation to do anything (or to be anything), except the only one real ability to be the same organization, as are thousands of other similar organizations (to be just a private organization). Obviously, CHEA, most definitely is not an "accreditor for accreditors" (as incorrectly claimed by some people that are attempting to manipulate and to dominate educational and accreditation markets) and CHEA is not the same, neither in any way similar to the U.S. Department of Education (as it was incorrectly claimed in many articles, where such misleading articles are resembling nothing more but false promotions of qualities that never existed).

For example, CHEA (private non-governmental membership organization) is the organization that has no any special status in the United States, but mostly promotes interests of its members. This organization has no any connection to the U.S. Department of Education and is absolutely the same as hundreds (or thousands) of other similar organizations. Misleading information that is posted in many articles, obviously was designed only to undermine legitimate status of other legitimate accrediting organizations that are not participating in charades invented by political manipulators.

Instead of stating that CHEA (private non-governmental membership organization that is the same as any other membership organization) recognizes only its own members that are paying fees to this organization for internal "recognitions" ("recognitions" that can be performed by anybody) and internal "accreditations" ("accreditations" that also can be performed by anybody), educational manipulators are perverting real facts and are claiming that this private non-governmental membership organization is some sort of "authority" in the United States. However, in reality, CHEA has ONLY an authority to be a membership organization to provide services for own members that are paying membership fees to this organization. This organization has (and is) only the "authority" for its own members and is operating on the same basis as any other membership organization. CHEA has no any connection to the United States Department of Education and never had any similarity with this federal agency (the United States Department of Education).

Moreover, CHEA has NO ability to "establish legitimacy" of any accrediting organization in the United States (as falsely claimed in some manipulated Internet articles); because nobody needs to be in any form of relationship with this private non-governmental membership organization. The same way, the U.S. Department of Education has NO ability to control, has NO ability to regulate, and has NO ability to establish legitimacy of any accrediting organization, only because the U.S. Department of Education cannot control anything (it is only informative branch of the federal government). Incorrect statements published in many Internet articles are not only totally false but intentionally designed and intentionally staged to mislead general public, to defame and to undermine legitimacy of any accrediting agency that refuses to be a part of questionable activities that were intentionally designed to harm interests of other legitimate organizations.

Legitimacy of any accrediting organization only can be established by the acts of such organization and obviously, not by CHEA and not by any other similar organization. The same way, the legitimacy of any accrediting organization also cannot be established by the U.S. Department of Education, because the U.S. Department of Education cannot control anything and cannot create any standards for education.

U.S. Department of Education only can collect information (as a form of the national security agency and it was acting in such capacity before). U.S. Department of Education also involved in the management of federal government funds used for educational purposes. Therefore, obviously, not CHEA and not the U.S. Department of Education has any ability to establish any legitimacy of any accrediting organization or the legitimacy of any private university. CHEA only can be involved in private affairs related to its own members; however, CHEA has absolutely no any authority for any other organization similarly situated and any similarly situated organization can perform exactly the same activities as CHEA.

Furthermore, if any organization in the United States would attempt to claim (falsely) to be the same or to be similar to the United States Department of Education, such organization would be considered (according to the existing laws) as an organization performing false advertising, fraudulent activities and false impersonation of the United States governmental office, as well as false impersonation of the governmental officials.

Intentions of people that are inventing and disseminating false and incorrect statements similar to the listed above, are only to inflict severe and irreversible damage to any other legitimate accrediting agency that is not paying fees to the involved parties and is not participating in any fraudulent schemes created by manipulators that are promoting false and incorrect information that is helping to rip-off the American and International Public and to mislead people into believing that grossly overpriced educational services are better because such services are under the patronage of involved manipulators.

Laws of the United States already established the fact that all accrediting organizations are fully legitimate, as long as they are not violating common principles of evaluations in educational affairs.

EXAMPLE OF MISLEADING STATEMENTS POSTED ON THE INTERNET:

"USDE [United States Department of Education] and CHEA [Council for Higher Education Accreditation] recognize many of the independent accrediting organizations, but not all.

Above-mentioned claims are misleading, see commentary 2.

COMMENTARY 2

In misleading efforts, some people and organizations are intentionally placing every time (in manipulated promotional articles) the name of CHEA (private non-governmental membership organization) together with the United States Department of Education and are applying combination of words, such as [this is quotation from one of many manipulated Wikipedia articles], “USDE [United States Department of Education] and CHEA recognize many of the independent accrediting organizations…”  In reality, both organizations are very different and have NOTHING in common. The only common characteristic is that both have NO any official authority in ANY educational affairs. CHEA is a promoter of the interests of its own members paying membership fees to this organization. CHEA was NEVER recognized and was NEVER approved in any form or in any way by the United States Department of Education, but some parties are claiming (falsely) that it has similar “authority” as the United States Department of Education (however, it is absolutely not true).

United States Department of Education also has NO any authority to recognize or to influence any form of higher education or any form of accreditations for higher education; it has no controlling functions, with the exception of limited circumstances that are related to the distribution of federal funds in the form of federal aid and federal educational loans programs.

The United States Department of Education ONLY CAN "recognize" entities that voluntarily entered into the contractual agreements with this Department and voluntarily submitted itself to its control. United States Department of Education "recognitions" are ONLY recognitions for the accreditation contractors that contracted with the United States Department of Education to accredit educational institutions that would be accepting payment originating from the federal government.

EXAMPLE OF ANOTHER MISLEADING STATEMENTS THAT CAN BE FOUND IN INCORRECT PROMOTIONAL ARTICLES:

"Accreditors seek USDE [United States Department of Education] or CHEA recognition for different reasons; for example, USDE recognition is required for accreditors whose institutions or programs seek eligibility for federal student aid funds. CHEA recognition confers an academic legitimacy on accrediting organizations...."

Above-mentioned claims are absolutely misleading and obviously false regarding nonexistent ability of CHEA to confer any sort of academic legitimacy because CHEA has no any official authority in the United States. CHEA has only ability to conduct its own private and totally unofficial affairs involving only its own members (see comments under numbers 1 and 3). 

COMMENTARY 3

Any accrediting agency in the United States is FULLY LEGITIMATE without any "recognition" from CHEA that is private non-governmental membership organization that has no any special "authority", CHEA has absolutely the same unofficial authority as thousands of other similar organizations).

The same way, any accrediting agency in the United States is FULLY LEGITIMATE without any "recognition" from the U.S. Department of Education (because this Department has no any controlling functions in the U.S.).

U.S. Department of Education only takes controlling role when accrediting agency voluntarily submits itself to the control of the U.S. Department of Education for the purposes of providing accreditation to educational institutions that are receiving monies from the federal government.

Any accrediting agency is FULLY INDEPENDENT and FULLY AUTHORIZED by the Unites States laws to perform educational accreditations without any additional "recognitions" from any organization or from any branch of the government.

Not a single independent accrediting agency has any need for any "recognition" or "approval" from the United States Department of Education.

The same way, any independent accrediting agency has NO NEED for any "recognition" or "approval" from CHEA, because this organization has absolutely no any authority for any independent educational accreditations agency. Any independent educational accreditations agency has exactly the same authority as CHEA. Accordingly, organizations that have exactly the same authorities cannot confirm any "additional authorities" to each other; otherwise, it would be nothing more but pure manipulations.

Any independent accrediting agency is fully legitimate because of the provisions of law and not because of some so-called "recognitions" from any organization.

Any independent accrediting agency has exactly the same, and even much better independent authority to perform any form of educational accreditations in the United States and in any other part of the World, because fully independent agency is not affected by political manipulations.

As long as accrediting agency performs all educational accreditations in diligent manner and according to the common rules and principles of educational accreditations, such accrediting agency can provide educational accreditations without any restrictions in the United States (according to the provisions of the United States laws), or in any other part of the World.

THIS PART EXPLAINS HOW DEFAMATORY PRACTICES WERE CREATED BY PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ATTEMPTING TO ELIMINATE COMPETITION IN EDUCATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS

Words “Department of Education” when it is interconnected with the name of the country, usually can create a false illusion that the “United States Department of Education” is some sort of regulatory agency that is responsible for the educational affairs in the entire country…

Most people that are reading false information posted on the Internet and in other publications, are assuming that it is how this supposed to be.

Misunderstanding about purposes of the U.S. Department of Education created predisposing factors for educational manipulators to disseminate their fraudulent information.

Educational manipulators are the people that are working for some organizations that are promoting high educational costs in higher education (or are working independently, but are paid by these organizations).

To secure stable flow of public (taxpayers') monies into the bank accounts of high-costs universities and the largest accreditation companies/agencies (in billions of dollars every year), political “umbrella organizations” found “fertile grounds” for financially rewarding forms of existence by providing political lobbying services for accrediting agencies and for some universities, in exchange for large payments (that usually made in the form of so-called “memberships fees”).

Most of educational costs in the United States are paid in the form of educational loans given to students by the federal government and by other forms of financial aid originating from the federal government. Most of these governmental payments are passed to universities that are accepting federal government payments and to their accrediting organizations that are collecting large fees to accredit these universities.

All misleading promotions are usually financed by people that are receiving direct benefits from the above-stated arrangements and from the governmental payments. In this way, misleading advertising schemes are financed by taxpayers’ monies. Accordingly, involved organizations are using taxpayers’ monies for making payments to people that are disseminating false information about educational affairs and educational accreditations in the United States.

Incorrect information about functions of the United States Department of Education is used as a tool for the elimination of competition and for the support of high-costs education.

People hired by involved organizations are disseminating all over the Internet false information that appears from the first glance as innocent, but after the detailed analysis, it reveals concealed defamation attempts that are made in efforts to defame and to eliminate smaller accrediting organizations and small universities. These people are trying to create false illusion that in the United States, only accrediting organizations that are "approved" ("recognized") by the United States Department of Education can be considered as a better quality or more "legitimate". The same way, educational manipulators are also falsely advertising that universities must be accredited by accrediting agencies approved by the United States Department of Education. However, educational manipulators are not informing public about the fact that U.S. Department of Education has no controlling functions in the United States and accrediting organizations never needed to be in any form of relationship with the U.S. Department of Education; and accrediting agencies approved by the United States Department of Education are the agencies that are only approved to accredit universities that are accepting federal government payments (taxpayers' monies). Any false claims are nothing more but a clear demonstration of intentional fraudulent activities created for the elimination of any legitimate entities that are not participating in such manipulations.

MANY UNIVERSITIES WITH HIGH TUITION COSTS ARE INDEED ACCREDITED BY THE ACCREDITATION AGENCIES THAT ARE ON THE LIST OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; HOWEVER, THIS LIST IS NOT A LIST FOR ANY QUALITY OR LEGITIMACY AND IS NOTHING MORE BUT THE LIST OF GOVERNMENTAL CONTRACTORS ACCREDITING UNIVERSITIES THAT ARE TAKING MONIES FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. 

1. Many universities (especially high-costs universities) only can exist if they are collecting payments from the federal government because students have no personal funds to cover high tuition costs.

2. Students are using federal aid programs and federal educational loans (provided by federal government) because these loans are offering lower interest rate comparing to private loans.

3. When the United States government provides payments to universities (federal educational loans and financial aid given to students and passed to universities as students' payments for educational services), government requires that these universities must be accredited by accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Government has not only the right but an obligation (as a form of accountability to public) to make this request because federal government financially supports federal aid programs and federal educational loans. Monies issued (or secured) by the federal government passed as payments to universities that are accepting federal government payments (payments originating from the federal government). All these governmental payments are made from the federal budget (and federal budget represents taxpayers' monies). This fact (use of public/taxpayers' monies) explains necessity for the governmental approval of accrediting agencies that are accrediting universities accepting payments made (secured, or supplemented) by the federal government.

4. Approvals by the U.S. Department of Education are only made to identify, to control (and to educate, if necessary) all accrediting agencies/organizations that are accrediting universities collecting payments from the federal government.

5. Many universities cannot exist without collection of governmental funds; as a result, these universities must be accredited by accreditation agencies (private agencies) that entered into the contract with the U.S. Department of Education (contract to provide accreditations for the universities accepting money from the federal government).

6. Educational manipulators are using these approvals made by the U.S. Department of Education as an excuse to run fraudulent disinformation campaigns indirectly misleading people into believing that these "approvals" are required for all accrediting organizations or are indicators of the legitimacy, or the better quality of education (when in reality, it is only related to the ability to receive federal funds by the involved universities).

7. Based on misleading activities of educational manipulators, public misled into incorrect believing that people must attend only universities that are accredited by accreditation agencies that are "approved" by the U.S. Department of Education. These misleading activities are intentionally designed to compel students to attend high costs universities under incorrect assumption that such universities have a better standing. At present time, incorrect and false information is totally overwhelming in most media sources because paid promoters are constantly disseminating false information and there are parties willing to provide generous payments for any misleading or false information posted in media. Incorrect and false information disseminated by paid promoters forces people to seek an admission in high costs universities and to take large educational loans to pay for the tuition costs in expensive universities that have exactly the same educational standing as most less expensive universities.

8. At the same time, any small legitimate university (accredited, or not) can offer much lower educational costs and often has exactly the same legal and educational standing as any large university. Obviously, small universities must provide reasonable educational services.

DESPITE INCORRECT CLAIMS POSTED ALL OVER THE INTERNET (POSTED BY PAID PROMOTERS), THIS IS THE REAL SITUATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

1. Each accrediting organization is fully legitimate regardless the size or age of such organization.

2. U.S. Department of Education has absolutely no influence on any form of educational accreditations provided to educational institutions that are not accepting money from any governmental entities.

3. U.S. Department of Education only approves accrediting agencies that are accrediting universities accepting federal financial aid and federal educational loans covering tuition costs.

4. If university is not accepting federal financial aid and federal educational loans covering tuition costs, this university has no need to be accredited, or can be accredited by the accrediting agency independent from any form of federal government influence.

This is direct quotation from the U.S. Department of Education statement:

“The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private non-governmental entities, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not educational criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency.”

Comments: Quotation from the U.S. Department of Education materials was only made as a reference and not as a standard for any accreditations. Any accrediting agency can create own rules regarding accreditations and the U.S. Department of Education cannot make any rules for independent accrediting agencies.

This is another direct statement made by the U.S. Department of Education:

"The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality."

Comments: U.S. Department of Education is not involved in any accreditations and cannot control any accreditations, but it confirms that private accreditations designed for the improvement of the quality of education.

More statements made by the U.S. Department of Education:

"Accrediting agencies, which are private non-governmental entities, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not educational criteria are met".

Comments: Again, the U.S. Department of Education is confirming the fact that accrediting agencies are making own rules regarding accreditations and the U.S. Department of Education is not involved in any accreditations and cannot control any accreditations.

This is also a statement made by the U.S. Department of Education:

 "Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation (accrediting agency) and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency".

Comments: U.S. Department of Education is confirming the fact that accrediting agencies are making own rules regarding accreditations and the U.S. Department of Education is not making any rules or regulations for any accreditations. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of Education also confirms the fact that all accrediting agencies are equal (in the scope of law).

Therefore, if any person or organization attempts to claim (falsely) that some accrediting agencies are "better" or more "legitimate, this person or organization (even if it is the State agency or the State representative) is in violation of the United States laws.

 

Relevant pages:

“Accreditations in the United States” ->

“United States Department of Education” ->

“Improprieties in Higher Education Affairs” ->

“Educational Manipulations in the United States” ->

“Educational Manipulations and Deceptive advertisements” ->

 

 

LEGAL: © 1991-2022. All contents, service marks and trademarks appearing on this website are protected by copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. Copying, distributing or taking any actions regarding contents of this website is strictly prohibited without written permission of administrative representatives responsible for this site.