How to get free online college credit report
Posted On July 15, 2021
A former federal prosecutor in Florida says his former employer, which offers free online tuition to students, failed to disclose to him that the company did not have a record of students who were suspended or expelled because of their race or ethnicity.
John Cusack said in a recent interview with The Associated Press that he filed a formal complaint with the Justice Department in November.
He was fired in January.
“The department has said that they are investigating,” Cusak said.
“I’m disappointed that I haven’t received a response.”
The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the case.
The agency did not respond to AP questions about why the company failed to provide information about students who applied to college without being enrolled.
The AP spoke to more than a dozen former and current U.S. officials, including some who served in top positions.
Many said they had to go to the school to gain admission.
“I was able to apply to all the schools, because of the school,” said John Stoll, who was a federal prosecutor for the U.K. in the 1990s.
“The admissions office didn’t give me any information about how many students were admitted, or why they were admitted.”
The school denied Cusac’s claims, saying in a statement: “It’s the position of the UO that any student who applied for admission through the online process was fully enrolled and approved, and therefore would not be required to provide any information to any other agency.”
Cusack, who had served as an assistant attorney general for the Southern District of Florida in Florida, said he filed his complaint after he was forced to quit his job in March because of his frustrations with the company.
Cusak, an African American, said that in the late 1990s he worked as a prosecutor in Jacksonville, Florida, and that during that time he was involved in cases involving alleged racially motivated misconduct by police officers.
He said he was told by an employee at the company that there were no racial or ethnic issues with its application process, but he had to file his complaint because of an allegation that the student in question was a member of a racist gang.
The federal Justice Department said it has opened a review of the complaint and will consider it.
A spokeswoman for the company declined to comment.
The Associated Press has not independently verified Cusacks claims.