The PBS public affairs show Frontline aired a show on the for-profit education sector last night that focused on the education of military personnel and veterans and took a close look at San Diego-based Bridgepoint Education.
Bridgepoint, which my colleague Liam Dillon and I looked at in our story about the company’s extraordinary growth and controversial history, has become one of the largest private employers in San Diego County in recent years.
In its piece, “Educating Sergeant Pantzke,” Frontline interviewed two former employees of Ashford University, one of Bridgepoint’s two online campuses, who criticized their former employer. Former Ashford enrollment advisor Wade Cutler said he wasn’t discouraged to sign up applicants who weren’t ready for study.
“They don’t say that,” Cutler said.