Learning Occurs When…

Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity (I’ll stop here), has created a school without grade levels and teaches students to consider the problem before them, not the tools to solve it.

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MSU improvement in the classroom…

Folks, In addition to improved performance recently on the grid iron and their ever presence on the hardwood, the folks at MSU have now made an improvement in the classroom. MSU has removed the college algebra requirement for the math/quantitative reasoning general education component of a degree. The American Mathematical Society agrees with the folks […]

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Zero to One

Folks, Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, financier of Facebook, and clearly one of America’s leading intellectuals, criticizes our higher education system for serving other, less productive functions than fostering learning (nurturing conformity and perpetuating prestige, for starters). In his provocative book, Zero to One, Thiel posits that the college and university system itself and the […]

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