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Aaron is a cofounder of Tutorpsree, and a tutor. He’s the resident numbers dork (well, so is Paul), and writes about what we’ve learned and how it influences what we do The start of the new year means it’s time to take a look at overall trends in the tutoring universe.
Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you. I can say that with confidence because it’s about Peter Thiel. And Thiel – the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist – not only has a special talent for making money, he has a special talent for making people furious.
Plenty of smart people seem to think there’s a bubble in higher education . And for good reason: The cost of a college education is skyrocketing and student debt is growing out of control, at the very same time that college graduates are struggling to find jobs. When they do, it’s often in positions that hardly require any of the "critical thinking" they were told a college education would teach them.
I spent a lot of time on this blog in the past month exhorting everyone to give teaching tools to the neediest public schools .
Last fall I wrote a post on this blog titled Hacking Education .
I was early for a meeting on friday afternoon and found myself sitting in a chat between a University President and members of the faculty.