Former Education Management Corp. employee alleges the for-profit inflates job placement statistics
- Jason Sobek, a former admissions supervisor for the for-profit education giant Education Management Corp., has filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against his former employer claiming that the company falsely inflates job placement statistics in its promotional materials.
- According to Sobek, EDMC--which operates the Art Institutes, Brown Mackie College, Argosy University and South University Online--counts students in its statistics who are working jobs that they didn't need their degree for, and he says he has data to support his claims of the company's "wretched fraud."
- EDMC declined ABC News' request for an interview, but dismissed Sobek's claims in a statement as "wholly without merit."
From the article:
Jason Sobek says he left his job as admissions supervisor at the nation's second-largest operator of for-profit colleges -- the Education Management Corp., or EDMC -- on good terms. But after he quit, Sobek filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against this provider of post-secondary education, alleging its marketing materials deceived prospective students by falsely inflating job placement statistics at its many campuses around the country. ...
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