How the state and federal governments are driving up the cost of higher educatio

State and federal authorities are more interested in how someone learns something rather than if they know it. If a person learned the law through an unaccredited law school or by correspondence courses and passed the California bar exam and successfully practiced law they couldn't take the bar exam in 43 states because of phony accreditation barriers. Accreditation experts admit themselves accreditation isn't a "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval" and that it's virtually impossible for outsiders to determine how people learn under these restrictions. So instead of getting a legal education for under $10,000 students often must pay $100,00. This kind of injustice is through out the system. There are ways to ensure quality and competence other than accreditation. When will the country wake up before millions of college grads become indentured


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