Scholars and scoundrels

January 23, 2004

The explosion in the distance learning industry has created near chaos in how to tell good schools from the bad. Students are stuck with diplomas that no traditional institution will recognize, even though many distance learning schools qualify for student loans. While some schools are shams, others exceed the standards of many campus-based schools. Blame it on a lack of uniform standards and a clubbiness among old-line faculties.

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