Posts Tagged ‘education’

January 12 2012
by John Backus

Re-Inventing Education for the 21st Century

The Internet is staring down the College Cartel. And the Internet will win. College costs cannot continue to rise at three times the rate of inflation, as they have for the last thirty-five years. My friend Jack Biddle, co-founder of VC firm Novak Biddle, and an early pioneer in online education companies (Blackboard, 2Tor, Fidelis ...

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January 11 2012
by John Backus

Part 2 – Busting up the College Cartel

In my last piece, I pointed out how for more than a generation – 35 years and counting – that the costs of attending college have increased at three times the rate of inflation – almost twice the rate that health care costs have increased over the same period. Yet our children are receiving the ...

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January 10 2012
by John Backus

Part 1 – The Rise of the College Cartel

I wrote an article yesterday that appeared here in the Washington Post’s Capital Business magazine. I have had some tremendous feedback about this article, and many of you have asked me to expand on my ideas about how to reform the College and University system in America. This is the first of three posts I ...

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