Kincaid, C. (2010). AIM. Accuracy In Media. Retrieved from http://www.aim.org/aim-column/post-has-watergate-scandal-of-its-own/
As part The Washington Post Company and of Kaplan has provided it’s profits to help cover the newspapers operating losses (Kincaid, 2010).
Critics argue that The Washington Post is making profits at the expense of students and young people and federal taxpayers (Kincaid, 2010).
On August 4, 2010 the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions held a hearing featuring Gregory Kutz, Managing Director, Office of Forensic Audits and Special Investigations of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO found that undercover tests at 15 for-profit colleges found that 4 colleges encouraged fraudulent practices and that all 15 made deceptive or otherwise questionable statements to GAO’s undercover applicants (Kincaid, 2010).
The accused for-profit universities were charged with lack of integrity an d shady marketing practices among other things (Kincaid, 2010).
Who is Kaplan?
Kaplan University is the "doing business as" (DBA) name of the Iowa College Acquisition Corporation, a company that owns and operates for-profit colleges. It is owned by Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of the Washington Post.
Kaplan University is predominantly a distance learning institution of higher education that is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The DBA name comes from Stanley Kaplan, who founded Kaplan Test Prep.
Kaplan University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as certificates in such fields as education, business, information technology, arts and sciences, healthcare, nursing, criminal justice, and law. Kaplan serves more than 66,000 online and on-campus students. While Kaplan University is based in Davenport, Iowa, the main administration building is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.