Laramie, Wy – Oregon lawmakers are upping their efforts to discourage bogus college degrees, despite previous legal battles with a Wyoming distance-learning school.
The Oregon Senate last week passed a bill that would require students to include a disclaimer if their resume lists a degree from a non-accredited institution.
Until recently, it was illegal in Oregon to claim a degree on a resume if the degree did not come from an accredited school.
But Cheyenne, Wyoming-based Kennedy-Western University filed sued the state, saying students have a First Amendment right to claim whatever degree they've earned, accredited or not.
To avoid a legal tangle, Oregon officials have agreed to stop making it illegal to mention the degree on a resume.
But the new bill would require a disclaimer for unaccredited