Thursday, April 28, 2011

Part II: Thomas M Cooley Law School

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Yesterday I quoted a 'little bird' who claims that things are more than just sordid at the Thomas M Cooley Law School. As much as I would like to investigate the claim and confirm that there is an investigation underway, I do not have the resources to do so. Therefore I sent the post to some contacts at IHE, Education Sector, the Department of Education  (if even put a call into a contact there), etc., etc. to see if they might be interested in pursuing the assertion or confirming it. Moreover, and as I stated on the updated version of that post, a scamblogger received the same 'tip' a few months ago. It might very well be a hoax.

I have written a piece based upon evidence from a whistleblower in the past. But in that case I learned the identity of the individual, and posted their real name (we also spoke by phone).  That story was about Kaplan's sordid relationship to WAPO. It's a shame that this piece didn't spark more outrage, because it really shows what a mess things are, especially when it comes to the way in which these institutions are entangled. In addition, there is no doubt that the lenders have, for lack of a better term, infiltrated the Department of Education. This allows them to influence policy and the flow of money. As we all know, money is never directly distributed to students. It is tightly controlled by the lenders, the universities, etc. There are a number of individuals who go back and forth from working for the lenders and the Department. But that is the case with all the departments, and that is why these bureaucracies have been sullied. On a political note, that is what President Obama promised to clean up. And as we know, that really isn't going so well, but I digress.

If this individual does not provide me with a specific name, this story is over for the time being. I am happy to keep their identity confidential, but I will not engage with someone who does not tell me (a) who they are and (b) what they do.

My sources are trustworthy and I know who they are - that matters, particularly when you're talking about corruption on these levels. My work is based upon solid research and evidence, and that will not change.

That said, if anything does come up about Thomas M. Cooley Law School, I'll be the first to post the reporter's news story about it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work!

gail said...

Thanks for the update Cryn. This is exactly why I read what you write, I know I can trust it.

C. Cryn Johannsen said...

You bet, Gail!

Anonymous said...

And what good work would that be, gail? A good reporter does not post UNTIL verification is obtained. I don't know whether what you published about Cooley is true, however, if it is not, how do you explain to those who would read your post why you may have sullied the reputation of a good school?

This post sounds like a backhanded apology and an attempt to avoid liability. You do understand that calling an organization or a person a thief is slander and libel PER SE?

It does not matter what you "think" this alleged whistleblower may be, you have no facts to back up your post and you admit that.

Suggest you be far more responsible in what you write. Oh yeah, you should probably consult with a good defense lawyer who can represent you in the suit that I am betting Cooley is preparing right now.