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Education Department Hires Fraudster to Monitor Fraud

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

According to an Education Department email obtained by Politico, secretary Betsy DeVos has hired a for-profit college fraudster to run the office responsible for monitoring fraud.

Julian Schmoke Jr., who previously directed campus operations at West Georgia Technical College and served as a dean at DeVry University, will be the department’s new chief enforcement officer, according to an internal email obtained by POLITICO. [...]

DeVry’s parent company, which has since rebranded as Adtalem Global Education, last year agreed to pay $100 million to resolve allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that the for-profit college company misled students about their job and salary prospects.

The company also separately reached a settlement with the Education Department over similar allegations.

In other words, the person who will run the department's enforcement unit was an official at a college that was investigated and sanctioned by the enforcement unit.

Hiring an actual fox would be less suspicious.

  • muselet

    Hiring a poacher turned gamekeeper would be a smart move if (a) the Secretary of Education actually cared about, you know, education; and (b) the poacher had actually turned gamekeeper.

    This is just a higher-order scam than for-profit colleges are*. (My two bucks says within nine months, Julian Schmoke Jr will be under investigation for accepting bribes from the industry.)

    * Yes, I know there are honorable for-profit schools. I also know they’re vastly outnumbered by the dishonorable ones.


    • I was an instructor and a Dean at a DeVry campus and I truly cared about my students, striving to ensure that they graduated with what they needed to be successful IT pros and properly educated college grads. And many of my students were successful in IT. However, the scammers who just wanted to make a buck always outnumbered those who cared.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    The worse the state of American education, the more future Republican voters there are.

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