‘What is the difference between Capm and the other online educational providers?’

‘What is the difference between Capm and the other online educational providers?’

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on ‘What is the difference between Capm and the other online educational providers?’ By admin

Online executive education providers like Capm Education and Pearson Education are the subject of a new class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which alleges the online education providers have engaged in deceptive business practices.

The class-actions filed Thursday allege the online providers and their affiliates have engaged by selling “unprecedented amounts of data about students and parents that the plaintiffs allege is being used to make misleading and discriminatory claims about students, parents and students’ ability to pay for education.”

The plaintiffs also allege that the online schools’ online learning models are “incompatible with the requirements of the Common Core State Standards” and that the companies have engaged “in fraudulent business practices designed to artificially inflate student enrollments and to defraud parents and taxpayers.”

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, claims that the providers have “repeatedly” made false and misleading statements about student enrollment, parental enrollments, students’ financial aid eligibility and the educational options available to students.

The lawsuit claims that by selling data about enrollments of students to online educational companies, the online educational businesses have created “an unprecedented level of data that the Plaintiffs allege is now being used in misleading and discrimination cases.”

In its lawsuit, the ACLU says the companies sold data about enrollment that they knew was inaccurate and misrepresented the information to the public, including the students themselves.

The plaintiffs allege that they received false information about the ability of students enrolled in online classes to obtain scholarships, which is “a violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.”

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for the plaintiffs and for “any other person who may have been adversely affected by Defendants’ conduct.”