I am working with a young man who turned 18 in December. You know what he got for his birthday? A B.A. degree from an accredited college. His parents paid for tuition: under $15,000. The college awarded him his degree for work performed. He did the whole thing at home.
Is this a better way to go to college? You bet it is.
Are more parents going to figure this out? I hope to persuade them.
Is boola-boola at a distant campus worth $100,000 or more, plus five years instead of four? Not to wise parents and students.
Is earning a college degree at 18 better than earning a high school diploma? That family thought so.
What do you think?
This is the beginning of Gary North's prophetic article "Public Education Is Going Down." Fascinating.