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  • Newspaper

    The growth of fraud in higher education

    USA

    Ararat Osipian - University World News

    Today’s higher education legal landscape in the USA is characterised by a wave of issues, including inflated employment rates for recent graduates, inflated starting salaries, as is the case with law schools and business schools, and the employment formula linked to federal grants and loans recipients, as is the case with for-profits. This wave will bring more lawsuits.

  • New IIEP publication explores using school report cards to improve transparency

    News

    IIEP is pleased to announce its latest publication Promoting Transparency through Information: A Global Review of School Report Cards by Xuejiao Joy Cheng and Kurt Moses from FHI 360.

  • Newspaper

    How a Chinese company bought access to admissions officers at top U.S. colleges

    USA, China

    Steve Stecklow, Renee Dudley, James Pomfret and Alexandra Harney - Reuters

    A major Chinese education company has paid thousands of dollars in perks or cash to admissions officers at top U.S. universities to help students apply to American schools. According to eight former employees the company’s services didn’t end there. Employees engaged in practices such as writing application essays for students, altering recommendation letters and modifying grades on high school transcripts. The company’s success in gaining access to leading American colleges underscores how people on both sides of the Pacific are hungry to capitalize on Chinese students’ desire to study in the United States.

  • Newspaper

    Foreign students seen cheating more than domestic ones

    USA

    Miriam Jordan and Douglas Belkin - Wall Street Journal

    A Wall Street Journal analysis of data from more than a dozen large US public universities found that in the 2014-15 school year, the schools recorded 5.1 reports of alleged cheating for every 100 international students. They recorded one such report per 100 domestic students. Faculty and domestic students interviewed said it appears that substantial numbers of international students either don’t comprehend or don’t accept US standards of academic integrity.

  • Newspaper

    ‘Trump U.’ draws unflattering spotlight to the candidate as fraud cases move forward

    USA

    Corinne Ruff - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    In 2013, New York’s attorney general, sued the ‘Trump University’ for-profit company, asserting it had intentionally misled over 5,000 students into paying up to $35,000 for seminars and mentorship programs. The fraud lawsuit resurfaced this week, when a state appeals court unanimously denied a bid by the university’s owner to throw out the litigation. Two former Trump University students have also filed two separate class-action civil lawsuits in California.

  • Newspaper

    How an industry helps Chinese students cheat their way into and through U.S. colleges

    USA, China

    Koh Gui Qing, Alexandra Harney, Steve Stecklow and James Pomfret - Reuters

    The University of Iowa suspects at least 30 Chinese students of having used ringers to take their exams. The case offers a look inside a thriving underground economy of cheating services aimed at the hundreds of thousands of Chinese kids applying to and attending foreign colleges. Coaching services author essays for clients. Handle their homework. Even take their exams. All for about a $1,000 a course.

  • Newspaper

    Principal prejudice - Corrupt promotion policies hurting Jamaica's education system, claims professor

    Jamaica

    Andre Poyser - The Gleaner

    A United Kingdom-based professor in education has declared that the promotion of teachers to the rank of principal in Jamaica is a flawed, corrupt enterprise prejudiced towards the 'favoured'. The Professor, reader in education at Brunel University in the United Kingdom, has contended that the progression of teachers in Jamaica to school leadership is characterised by systemic corruption.

  • Newspaper

    Inside the elaborate web presence of the government's fake university

    USA

    Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The Department of Homeland Security arrested 21 people Tuesday on charges that they had recruited thousands of students through the promise of fraudulently obtained visas. At the center of the arrests was the University of Northern New Jersey, the brainchild of federal agents who masqueraded as representatives of a for-profit university to ensnare the recruiters.

  • Newspaper

    Fake US university exposes 'pay-to-stay' immigration fraud

    USA, China, India

    - BBC News

    Twenty-one people have been arrested after US authorities set up a fake university to expose immigration fraud. Officials said the accused knew that the University of Northern New Jersey did not exist, but they were unaware it was a ruse run by immigration agents. The defendants acted as brokers for more than 1,000 foreigners who sought to maintain student and work visas, prosecutors said. Most foreign nationals involved in the scheme came from China and India.

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