Former students of San Francisco's California Culinary Academy are suing the for-profit school, saying it exaggerated its standing in the restaurant community. The suit also says CCA misled students by claiming graduates had a 98% job placement rate that "included non-professional entry level jobs like prep cooks, $8-$12 an hour line cooks and Starbucks baristas." Guess you don't go to culinary school to make grande lattes for a living?
Graduates can leave the program with as much as $46,000 in debt, which would take awhile to pay off when you're earning $10 an hour! A proposed settlement would make 8,500 former student eligible for a tuition refund of up to $20,000, so at least that helps a little bit?