The False Promise of the Education Revolution

The False Promise of the Education Revolution | Scott Carlson and Goldie Blumenstyk | Chronicle of Higher Education | 17 December, 2012

Disruptions’ have the buzz but may put higher education out of reach for those students likely to benefit the mostReinventing Colleges for Whom? Last year, leading lights in for-profit and nonprofit higher education convened in Washington for a conference on private-sector innovation in the industry. The national conversation about dysfunction and disruption in higher education was just heating up, and panelists from start-ups, banking, government, and education waxed enthusiastic about the ways that a traditional college education could be torn down and rebuilt—and about how lots of money could be made along the way.

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