State criticized over 'diploma mill' case

August 17, 2008 5:03:29 PM PDT
New Jersey's Education Department is facing criticism over the way it handled the case of some Freehold school administrators who received degrees from what some have called an "apparent diploma mill." In a report last week, the department found no evidence that the Freehold Regional High School District administrators meant to deceive with their degrees from Breyer State University.

Alabama officials recently decided not to renew the Breyer State's operating license.

The Freehold Regional administrators received nearly $11,000 in taxpayer money to obtain the degrees, which allowed them to each get $2,500 per year raises from the district.

The Education Department in its report suggested -- but didn't require -- that school administrators in the future earn their degrees at reputable, accredited schools.

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