August 25, 2008
Inquiry Into Higher-Education Group Reveals Odd Connections
The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation began in 1870. Or so says its Web site.
But that claim, along with a number of others, falls apart on close inspection. For example, though it lists a Washington, D.C., location, that address turns out to be a UPS mailbox. Its actual headquarters are in Central Florida.
Most significantly, AAHEA has assumed the identity of a now-defunct organization with a similar name—the American Association for
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