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The HTD Revolution: Hire-Train-Deploy Oct 1, 2021

A viable answer to the ultimate question of Education, Employment, and Everything (really moving the needle on socioeconomic mobility and rekindling the American Dream) is more likely to look like an apprenticeship than the current tuition-debt-classroom industrial complex.

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Online Tutoring and the Great Unbundling of School Sep 17, 2021

The biggest problem with American public education is that responsibility for teaching children has been restricted to a cloistered profession. Technology now makes it possible for many more to get involved and make a difference.

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What Students Should Study Sep 3, 2021

Being prepared for the last mile requires quantitative fluency with a strong dash of statistics and data analytics.

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Unbundling and Other Untruths Aug 21, 2021

When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Higher education's nail is expensive multi-year degree programs. And students continue to get hammered.

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Yale By Any Other Name Wouldn't Smell As Sweet Aug 7, 2021

A school’s brand defines not only current future students, but also thousands of alumni who thought the deal with their alma mater was signed, sealed, and delivered. It was, of course, until David Geffen stepped forth with $7.9M per year.

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Cybersecurity's Sputnik Moment Jul 23, 2021

Just as Democrats have spent years using Green Jobs to mainstream the fight against climate change, jobs can help galvanize a Sputnik moment for cybersecurity.

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The Edtech Gap Between China and the U.S. Jul 9, 2021

There is an edtech gap between America and China. But contrary to what you may have heard, America is winning.

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College Gets Its Own Federal Holiday: Bobby Bonilla Day Jun 25, 2021

The ultimate legacy of America’s student loan debacle is college and university hiring and spending plans that benefit the quadrangle set who work there more than students.

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Credentials Must be Stackable, Not Sleestak-able Jun 11, 2021

When faculty make up short-term credentials – i.e., certificates – they’re not stackable: they’re Sleestak-able. What’s the point of obtaining a made-up certificate employers don’t understand?

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Lambada School: the Forbidden Coding Bootcamp May 28, 2021

Without a course correction, Lambda School is on its way to having a for-profit college problem (sans squandering of taxpayer dollars).

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