University Of Phoenix Photo Mistakenly Attached To Federal Fraud Story


The photo accompanying the AP story about troubled postsecondary institutions (Why the government let many trade schools become diploma mills) is now a ho-hum image of the USDE building in Washington DC.

But the original image was of the University of Phoenix — a controversial institution struggling to get its good name (and business) back. 

The University of Phoenix image was removed a short while after it was posted, with the following explanation: “This article has been updated to replace the photo. Earlier we used a photo of the University of Phoenix, which is not implicated in the Department of Education’s fraud investigation.”

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Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at