I view them as basically equivalent, with the former causative of the latter.
I didn't have much to do with that department when I worked there and all this happened long after I left.
Great... Argh... I have been looking at these guys to work for as a CFI as a stepping stone. Other reviews have talked about them favorably...I have a poor opinion of the school in general and it's upper management in particular. I was fired from there over some political BS in 2017. The airplanes are absolute beaters, and the program is rushed. They were accepting students whose English was well below standards and pushing through many students who shouldn't have passed. I'm sure they could have / should have handled this situation better.