ED Magedson – Founder
Education Direct - Thompson925 Oak street Scranton, Pennsylvania United States of America
I had an extremely hard time in high school due to a different situation so when I saw that you could get your high school diploma online I jumped at the chance.
I had just been thrown out of my previous school and because of some fund raiser $ they insisted I owed ,Cherokee ,would not release my transcripts. That being said I actually had to start from scratch again -9th grade. (I was in the beginning of my SENIOR year).
My mother paid my tuition after I explained to her that even though I thought GED's are just as good as a real diploma the college I planned on attending might not. I've always wanted to be a teacher so in my head I just kept hearing a voice say how can you teach school if you can't even finish it.
It wasn't until my second or third lesson shipment that I started suspecting that this course wasn't legit. Same exact problems as everyone else had...wrong books, missing work, mistakes in billing and miserable customer service when and if you got through to anyone.
When I called and complained I got this sorry a*s excuse for my inconvience and a reasurement that all was well and legal.
I graduated in 2004 a few days before I had my third son. Now it's 2009 and my boys are all in school but I just had my first daughter in March.
I'm a stay at home mother of 4 so I wanted to try to make a little extra money until I have a chance to go to school full time to be a teacher.
I've always been really interested in hair,nails and make-up so I figured if I could go to night school for cosmetology I could have my license in 18 mo. and start working out of my home.
I went to Empire Beauty School in Cherry Hill right down the street from me and left devastated. The woman there told me that they DO NOT and WILL NOT accept my Diploma . She said this is Not an Accredited School. I now have to go get a GED.
A GED is $50 to enroll. This high school course was $900- FOR NOTHING!
I was ripped -off and I'm filing a suit or jumping in on a class suit immediately!!
9 yrs later I just found out that this is NOT A ACCREDITTED SCHOOL,all my hard work was for nothing. And my poor mother basically went bank- over this.
I am furious!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/08/2009 03:04 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Education-Direct-Thompson/Scranton-Pennsylvania-18515/Education-Direct-Thompson-Penn-Foster-NOT-AN-ACCREDITED-SCHOOLWTF-Scranton-Pennsylv-506450. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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