The California Bureau of Postsecondary Education (BPPE) was established to discourage any new educational models in Cailfornia. As with many organizations of this type, a business must get in early or those already in business, many using destructive services delivery models, will pass legislation protecting their model. Therefore, anything new won't pass the licensing requirements.
Once that is done, the entrenched interests can breathe easier knowing that they are in and others are out, and if there happens to be someone who does dance to the same tune as you do, well, you've got such a head start that they'll never catch up. Slick if you can get it.
Linda Christas College is a bottom up organization. It doesn't comply with any of the entrenched rules for a college. For example, it starts with the student and builds curriculum around that student. No having a teacher walk into a classroom and doing whatever it is he or she wants from a fixed and approved syllabus. [continued below]....
..... With Linda Christas, the syllabus is always built around a student once that student is known. It is the way most great leaders of the past were taught, starting with Socrates and Plato, moving on to Marcus Aurelius and now delivered by Linda Christas.
Therefore, all the accreditation rules that a Bureau like the BPPE enforces don't apply to Linda Christas.
The catch is that unless LC were willing to jettison what it knows to be a far superior format, the BPPE will look at it askance and ask for all kinds of "actions to bring it into compliance with the tired education model which is bankrupting students and providing them with no discernible skills."
I was scheduled for a position in California. But when the State passed the legislation in 2009 to set up the BPPE, Linda Christas decided to forgo opening there, thus costing me the job I had dreamed of for years.
This organization(BPPE) is pernicious. It threatens first with jail time under the Penal Code. That's the BEGINNING of the conversation. It's all down hill from there.
Millions of Californians remain unemployed because the BPPE and other bureaus like it operate to repel new business and ideas.
California is thus placed 47th out of 50 states, being considered one of the most hostile environments in which to conduct business. I am not surprised at California's high ranking.
The BPPE contacted LC's volunteer Dean the other day saying the following: "Hi, the penal code says that if you don't do what I want, you will go to jail. So how shall we proceed?"
I have been ripped off by this organization, the BPPE, and I am contemplating a civil suit at minimum.