Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
August 20, 2012"There's going to be no more tax releases given."
– Ann Romney
August 18, 2012"Basically student is upset about quality of instructors; having to teach herself the material; the poor quality of the students in the class." summary of a Kaplan student's complaint"At Kaplan, the price is high and the instruction lacking. He is not happy with the quality of the faculty and says that lab experiences have been few and far and between."summary of another student's complaint"
August 17, 2012"Poke the pain a little. Remind them of what things will be like if they don't continue forward and earn their degrees."ITT recruiter training materials"The complete and total lack of preparation, effort and desire to perform on the part of the instructor has made this course without any doubt in my mind the largest waste of time, money, effort, and resources since I have begun attending this school." ITT student"
August 16, 2012"We would say the cost per term is approximately $4,800. The problem with that often times the student will automatically assume there are only two or three terms, and there is, in reality, five per year." a former recruiter at Westwood College"
– a former recruiter at Westwood College
August 15, 2012"I took out loans in the hopes of improving my knowledge so that I could improve my worth in society, for a higher paying job. Instead I have a loan to pay off and absolutely nothing to show for it." a former ITT student"I went to school to better my life and when my loans become due, I will actually be in worse financial shape than I was before I attended school. I wish that I would have never attended school at all."a former Lincoln student"
August 14, 2012"After graduating with highest honors, ITT did not get me a single interview. The job packet they would give you was full of fake jobs." Former ITT student"The real problem I saw was that there was no one in Career Services working on getting these students jobs. I believe none of my former students have been able to obtain a job in the field." a department chair at UEI College"
August 13, 2012"The only 'job placement' the school does is search three websites (Craig's List, Monster and one other). Everyone searches those websites."a Concorde student"After graduation I went to the school to look for job placement and the two women who worked in that department had quit their jobs. I was told that no one would be able to help me find employment." A Lincoln Technical School student"
August 11, 2012"I see a systemic problem here when there are only nine employees servicing the students that are being recruited by an admissions workforce of almost 1,600."
– Kathleen Bittel, a career services employee at EDMC-owned Art Institute
August 10, 2012"Do not bring up the subject again unless they do."
– National American University training materials, instructing recruiters to deflect questions about tuition costs
August 09, 2012"Welfare Mom w/Kids. Pregnant Ladies. Recent Divorce. Low Self-Esteem. Low Income Jobs. Experienced a Recent Death. Physically/Mentally Abused. Recent Incarceration. Drug Rehabilitation. Dead-End Jobs-No Future."
– Vatterott's internal "Student Profiles", detailing the demographic subgroups it targets for enrollment