‘I want the best and brightest. Not a piece of paper.’ Mr. Cuban.
Why can’t all education become free except for practical training that costs money to set up? Our factory-like education system needs to be traded in for an open-source system that gives training on a need-to-know basis that’s targeted to the specific needs of each position. How can this be done? Probably a modular system that allows customization. Education should be simply a means to effectively disperse enough knowledge so an individual can base their career growth on it.
This is what I see when i think about higher education in this country today:
Remember the housing meltdown ? Tough to forget isn’t it. The formula for the housing boom and bust was simple. A lot of easy money being lent to buyers who couldn’t afford the money they were borrowing. That money was then spent on homes with the expectation that the price of the home would go up and it could easily be flipped or refinanced at a profit. Who cares if you couldn’t afford the loan. As long as prices kept on going up, everyone was happy. And prices kept on going up. And as long as pricing kept on going up real estate agents kept on selling homes and finding money for buyers.
Until the easy money stopped. When easy money stopped, buyers couldn’t sell. They couldn’t refinance. First sales slowed, then prices started falling…
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