Reagan National University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is No Longer an Accredited University. The only Reason the School had Received Accreditation, in the first place, was because, under previous Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, the dubious Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS) was Resurrected to give it the Distinction. This is a School Investigated and found had: No Students, No Faculty, and No Classrooms.
On June 2nd, the Biden Administration’s Education Department announced that, Reagan National University Lost its Accreditation, and would No longer receive Federal Funds.
In fact, Deputy Undersecretary for Education, Jordan Matsudaira, wrote that ACICS would No Longer be Recognized as a worthwhile Arbiter of which Schools should and should Not receive Federal Funds. Matsudaira said: “ACICS’s significant and systemic non-compliance with multiple regulatory recognition criteria leaves me no reasonable option but to terminate its recognition, effective immediately.”
After the ACICS had Cccredited: ITT Tech, Corinthian Colleges, and Brightwood College, all For-Profit Schools, that Closed after Stealing Billions from Students and Cheating Them out of an Education, President Obama Stripped the Agency of its Powers. DeVos and Trump then Reinstated the Disgraced Agency’s Oowers, and One of the First places ACICS Accredited was Reagan National University.
The University’s President, Harold Harris, per the School’s Website, was Invisible. University Presidents often serve as an Institution’s Public Face. The only Face on Reagan National’s Site was the Institution’s namesake, a U.S. President. The President of the University on the South Dakota Business License was listed as “Xuanhua Fan.”
The Biden Administration’s move means that about 60 Colleges that received their Accreditation from ACICS will now have 18 Months to find a New Accreditor if they want to keep Accessing Federal Money.
ACICS said it will be Appealing this Decision to the Education Secretary.
Career Staffers at the Education Department, concluded in January 2021, that the ACICS had done a Poor Job of Training Employees to Conduct Site Visits, Failed to Address Conflicts-of-Interest, and Lacked the Finances to Sustain itself in the Long Term.
Months later, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, in an 11-to-1 Vote recommended the Council be Stripped of its Authority.
The DeVos Education Department, like the rest of the Trump Administration, seemed driven entirely by Billionaire Profiteering, using Fearmongering and White Supremacist, Divide and Conquer, Tactics. Students, as a Rule, Disliked DeVos’ Ideas because it’s Hard to Respect an Adult who dDesn’t Respect you.
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