Stupid is one thing. Dishonesty another. Here are a couple of images from Foster's organization website:
- Foster is a junior college graduate.
- "Dr." Jennings purchased her PhD from an unaccredited school.
- "Dr." Davis purchased her PhD from a school accredited by a Christian group not recognized as an accreditor by the U.S. Department of Education.
Update: A couple of commenters have suggested that my evaluation of credentials provided by non-accredited institutions is unfair. Accordingly, I removed some verbiage about "fraud" which was hyperbolic.
People have a choice of institutions. National accreditation recognized by the US Department of Education assures both the student and the public that a degree conveys an appropriate level of erudition and accomplishment.
Individual states may choose to recognize credentials from unaccredited institutions. For example, Orly Taitz has a mail-order degree that she PURCHASED from an unaccredited law school. Yet she was still admitted to the California Bar. However, due to the lack of accreditation she is not admitted to the US Bar. Accreditation means something.
In general, schools are unaccredited because they do not meet the standards for national accreditation. Those standards are quite rigorous and accreditation is a multi-year process starting with the formation of a steering committee and a self-evaluation report. The review includes a wide range of criteria from faculty governance to administrative experience. The very fact that someone attends an unaccredited school can be telling. Given that the lack of accreditation denies the student federal financial aid under Title IV, it might mean that the student is seeking a shortcut to obtaining a credential from an institution with more rigorous standards.
Nevertheless, I provide unmoderated comments to allow opposing points of view to be expressed.
If Foster didn't know