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The Problems With Schools

What are the weaknesses of the Department of education?

Specifically, the GAO identified four key shortcomings in the department: oversight and monitoring, data quality, capacity, and evaluation methodologies.

What is wrong with universities today?

These include enrollment declines, rising costs and student debt, emerging college alternatives, and political interference.

What is the crisis in higher education 2023?

Crisis in Student Debt and Institutional Finance
2023 was marked by substantial financial challenges within higher education. Student debt, a key concern, reached approximately $1.7 trillion, with some reduction anticipated due to forgiveness measures.

Why is college enrollment declining?

College enrollment declines have accelerated since pandemic.
Undergraduate completion fell for the first time in ten years. There are more “stopped out” students—students who left college with some credits but no degree. Fewer students are transferring from two-year to four-year institutions.

Why did ACICS lose accreditation?

In its February 2021 final staff report, the Department's accreditation staff found that ACICS failed to comply with federal recognition criteria, including monitoring of compliance of institutions and inadequate administrative capability.

Legacy Admissions 

Legacy preference or legacy admission is a preference given by an institution or organization to certain applicants on the basis of their familial relationship to alumni of that institution. It is most controversial in college admissions,[3] where students so admitted are referred to as legacies or legacy students. The practice is particularly widespread in the college admissions in the United States; almost three-quarters of research universities and nearly all liberal arts colleges grant legacy preferences in admissions. 

Between 2014 and 2019, Harvard University accepted legacy students at a rate of 33%—more than five times the percentage of Harvard University's 6% overall acceptance rate in the same period.

Legacy students made up 36 percent of the class of 2022, according to a Harvard Crimson survey. And documents from the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College case revealed that nearly 70 percent of Harvard's donor-related and legacy applicants are white.

Legacy preferences in both public and private universities may be illegal under the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (now codified in Section 1981 of the U.S. Code). At Harvard, legacies have higher median SAT test scores and grades than the rest of admitted students.

 Prevalent as it’s seen as a tradition and part of campus culture. The negative effects of hazing are very clear and widespread though. Research has found that 55% of college students involved in clubs, teams, and student organizations experience hazing. 69% of students were aware that hazing occurred on their campus (Allan & Madden, 2008). An overwhelming number of students are being affected by hazing.  

Hazing can be violent and intimidating in nature. It can include beating, paddling, branding, sexual assault, and the forced consumption of alcohol and drugs. At its extreme, hazing is lethal. In just the first part of 2021, three students lost their lives to hazing. 

These violent actions not only put the safety of students at risk in those moments but also later on. Students often suffer from adverse mental health effects after hazing incidents occur. This ranges from struggling academically to struggling with suicidal thoughts. To protect the physical and mental safety of our students, Congress needs to pass hazing prevention legislation now.

While 44 states have anti-hazing laws, the provisions in most of those laws are weak. Only a handful of states have tougher laws. These tougher laws include hazing being a felony, requiring school policy development, and some having a comprehensive definition of hazing. States with weak laws usually lack these provisions and have few enforcement mechanisms in place. 


 Non-Accredited Universities & Colleges On The Rise.

                                Is A Good Thing

Traditionally, postsecondary education connotes colleges and universities that hold accreditation and also must be licensed by their state. Then there’s this other expanding world of education providers that are not officially educational institutions but offer interesting and, at times, high-quality programs. They include bootcamps, training companies, professional associations, online firms. For example, you might have a MOOC company that officially awards the credential instead of the university.

These providers are also a competitive threat to colleges and universities, and that might be where most people in higher education react. But there’s opportunity for partnership and overlap, and we’re seeing learning and credentials from non-accredited providers articulated into degree programs and certificates. There’s more blending and crossover than people might realize.

If we have learned anything at all in my career as an educator, it is this: Whom the gods would destroy, they first subsidize.

American higher education is a perfect example. In the 1960s, the total budget for all U.S. colleges and universities was about $7 billion; in the early 1990s, largely because of massive state and federal funding increases, it surpassed $170 billion. Yet tens of thousands of college seniors do not know when Columbus sailed to the New World, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, or why the Civil War was fought. Businesses rightly complain that they must reeducate college graduates in such basic academic skills as grammar, spelling, and practical math.

The effect of government subsidy and control has been more profound, more direct, and more damaging than anyone has yet realized. It has led to a situation in which the entire system of American higher education is academically, morally, and quite literally, going bankrupt.

One of the best-kept secrets in American higher education today is that many colleges and universities are teetering on the brink of disaster.


41Schools in Danger of Losing Accreditation

Location, Accrediting Agency

Impact of School Closures on Students

A 2020 study found that most college closures (more than 80%) occur in private, for-profit two-year institutions — a sector rife with controversy over the past decade, which saw the fall of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institutes.

New research shows the dramatic impact college closures have on ousted students. After losing credits and stamina, most students don't find their way to another school. Less than half of students (47.1%) re-enrolled in another postsecondary institution after the unexpected disruption.

Even fewer graduate: As of last year, just 36.8% of those who re-enrolled had received credentials. Not only do school closures prolong the duration (and, therefore, cost) of college education, they move diplomas out of sight for many.

Closures also disproportionately hit students already fighting uphill to earn their degrees. Most students experiencing closures are nontraditional students over 24, with the largest percentage being over 30 at the time of the closure.

An orderly, elongated timeline for school closures is the best-case scenario for students. Still, nearly one-third (31.5%) have been abrupt with little warning or student assistance, according to the 2020 report. Two-year, for-profit schools were most prone to abrupt closures, accounting for 44.6%. Students who faced abrupt closures had consistently worse re-enrollment and completion outcomes.

Accreditation Not Credible

Discrimination in Education

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Harvest Christian University's Innovative Education Partnerships

Harvest Christian University is committed to addressing the evolving educational needs of society by fostering innovative partnerships and creating dynamic pipelines for new and cutting-edge programs. The university recognizes that the world is rapidly changing, and traditional educational models must adapt to meet the demands of the 21st century.

The Truth About Accreditation

Accreditation Q&A 

Do universities need accreditation?

In order for students to receive federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) for postsecondary study, the institution must be accredited by a "nationally recognized" accrediting agency.

Is Accreditation A Requirement?

No. Accreditation in the United States is a voluntary, nongovernmental process, in which an institution and its programs are evaluated against government standards.

Does the U.S. Department of Education accredited schools?

The U.S. Department of Education does not accredit educational institutions and/or programs. However, the Department provides oversight over the postsecondary accreditation system through its review of all federally-recognized accrediting agencies.

Why did ACICS lose accreditation?

In its February 2021 final staff report, the Department's accreditation staff found that ACICS failed to comply with federal recognition criteria, including monitoring of compliance of institutions and inadequate administrative capability. 


Department Of Education Prohibited

The Department of Education is prohibited from exercising control over various aspects of education in the United States. According to 20 U.S. Code § 1232a, no provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other printed or published instructional materials by any educational institution or school system.


Additionally, the Department enforces civil rights statutes to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. These laws extend to all state education agencies, elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, proprietary schools, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, libraries, and museums that receive U.S. Department of Education funds

The Truth

  Harvest Christian University Answering The Call

Harvest Christian University (HCU) is a prestigious and highly accredited institution that offers a diverse array of educational programs, including two-year Master's degree programs, professional degree programs, certificate programs, and specialized training in various fields. The university's rigorous curriculum integrates theoretical learning with practical application, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped to address complex challenges and make meaningful contributions in their chosen fields.

HCU is known for its focus on practical, hands-on education and indigenous academic perspectives, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their respective fields. HCU is committed to providing high-quality education and is recognized by several reputable indigenous accrediting bodies.

The university's accreditation and partnerships with various organizations demonstrate its dedication to upholding the highest standards of academic excellence. Moreover, HCU's unique approach to education aims to eliminate the burden of college debt by offering intensive programs tailored to professionals seeking to enhance their expertise in key areas. The university also provides training in areas such as licensed chaplaincy, law enforcement, media, performing arts, culinary arts, and humanitarian diplomacy, preparing individuals for impactful careers and leadership roles. In addition to its academic offerings, HCU is a non-governmental private school supported through philanthropic and entrepreneurial endeavors.


The university's commitment to providing a transformative educational experience is reflected in its vision to equip students with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to make an impact on the world. HCU's emphasis on practical creativity, excellence, and leadership training sets it apart as an institution dedicated to empowering individuals to serve their communities and make a difference in the world.


Overall, Harvest Christian University stands as an answer to the evolving needs of students seeking a comprehensive education that combines academic rigor with practical relevance and cultural sensitivity. Its commitment to excellence, hands-on learning, and diverse academic perspectives makes it a compelling choice for those looking to pursue impactful careers and leadership roles in various fields.

Harvest Christian University Indigenous Learning Methods.

Harvest Christian University is dedicated to incorporating indigenous learning into its educational practices, recognizing the value of traditional knowledge and teaching methods. By embracing indigenous perspectives, the university aims to create a more inclusive and culturally diverse learning environment, fostering respect and understanding for indigenous heritage and wisdom. 

Harvest Christian University incorporates indigenous learning through various academic perspectives and teaching orientations. The university offers academic courses in indigenous education, emphasizing the development of indigenous knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills, as well as a larger perspective of global indigenous issues. The teaching and learning orientations at the university revolve around cultivating human capacities such as listening, observing, and experiencing with all senses, developing intuitive understanding, and respecting time-tested traditions of learning.


These approaches are characterized by a sacred view of nature, integration, and interconnectedness as universal traits. Additionally, the university emphasizes the importance of holistic learning, cultural preservation, and the integration of traditional knowledge with contemporary academic perspectives. Furthermore, the incorporation of indigenous art, music, oral traditions, and community-based practices are also highlighted as essential elements of indigenous learning at the university.


Honorary Doctorate Degrees 


Prestigious Harvest Christian University

Harvest Christian University has the top Honorary Doctoral Program in the nation.. Its Graduating Doctoral Master Class since 2018 has recognized entrepreneurs, actors, performers, sports figures and officials. Harvest Christian University " Royal School ) has graduated more the 60 Millionaires and several Billionaires who who saw the beneficial future, notoriety, platform and honor of the highest Terminal Degree any Institution of Post-secondary education can offer.

Honorary Degree Not Just A Piece of Paper

An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) waives the usual degree requirements. The degree is often conferred as a way of honoring a distinguished person's contributions to a specific field or to society in general.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived all of the usual requirements. It is also known by the Latin phrases honoris causa ("for the sake of the honour") or ad honorem ("to the honour").  An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a university has waived all of the usual requirements. An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a university has waived all of the usual requirements. 

An early and notable exception is Benjamin Franklin, who received an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1759 and the University of Oxford in 1762 for his scientific accomplishments, and thereafter referred to himself as “Doctor Franklin.”

Honorary degrees are typically awarded by William & Mary at Charter Day and Commencement ceremonies as well as other special events to distinguished individuals. The tradition was begun in 1756 with the granting of an honorary degree to Benjamin Franklin.



  • Typically shorter in duration, ranging from a few weeks to three months or less.

  • Focus on developing specific skills or knowledge in a particular subject or field

  • Often offered by colleges, universities, or specialized training providers

  • Designed to provide targeted, job-relevant education and credentials

  • Examples: IT certifications, professional development certificates, vocational training certificates


  • Generally longer in duration than certificates, ranging from 3-6 months.

  • Provide a more comprehensive education in a specific field or discipline

  • Offered by colleges, technical/vocational schools, and some universities

  • Prepare students for entry-level positions or further education

  • Examples: Diploma in Accounting, Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Culinary Arts


  • The most extensive and comprehensive  and in-depth educational programs.

  • Master's degrees require a1-year of study  in out program, we do not offer bachelor's degrees

  • Doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) are the highest level of academic achievement

  • Degrees provide in-depth knowledge and critical thinking skills in a specific field

  • Examples: Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy.

The key differences lie in the depth and breadth of the educational program, the duration of study, and the level of credential awarded. Certificates focus on specific skills, diplomas provide more comprehensive vocational training, and degrees offer the most extensive academic preparation for professional careers and advanced study. The choice between a certificate, diploma, or degree program depends on the individual's educational and career goals, as well as the specific requirements of the field or industry they wish to enter or advance in.

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