Here is the link to a recent NPR story regarding culinary schools and the disconnect between culinary careers and the costs of culinary school. Interesting quote from the of Career Education Corp. executive Kirk Bachmann about the calculations of placement rates. He notes that CEC schools do not include Starbucks barristas in their placement rates. As we say at the beginning of a deposition, “Swear the witness. I have a few questions.”
On a side note, Le Cordon Bleu Portland/Western Culinary Institute recently announced plans to drop its associates degree. We’ll be interested in finding out more about that as well.
Meanwhile, our class action case continues forward against these defendants. Cases like this are slow, but we are on track.