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1/ If the primary purpose of school was education, the Internet should obsolete it. But school is mainly about credentialing.
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Naval Sep 25
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2/ Schools survive anti-educational behavior (i.e. groupthink) due to symbiosis between institutions that issue and accept credentials.
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Naval Sep 25
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3/ Employers looking past traditional credentials can arbitrage the gap. made doing this for young founders.
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Naval Sep 25
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4/ The more meritocratic an industry, the faster it moves away from false credentialing. I.e., the MBA and tech startups.
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Naval Sep 25
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5/ A generation of auto-didacts, educated by the Internet & leveraged by technology, will eventually starve the industrial-education system.
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Naval Sep 25
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6/ Until then, only the most desperate and talented students will make the leap.
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Naval Sep 25
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7/ Even today, what to study and how to study it are more important than where to study it and for how long.
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Naval Sep 25
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8/ The best teachers are on the Internet. The best books are on the Internet. The best peers are on the Internet.
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Naval Sep 25
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9/ The tools for learning are abundant. It’s the desire to learn that’s scarce.
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Naval Sep 25
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10/ Educational credentials are badges that admit one to the elite class. Expect elites to struggle mightily to justify the current system.
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Naval Sep 25
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11/ Eventually, the tide of the Internet and rational, self-interested employers will create and accept efficient credentialing...
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Naval Sep 25
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12/ ...and wash away our obsolete industrial-education system.
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Naval Sep 25
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I was looking for that one. Thanks :-)
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james knox Sep 25
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Is arbitrage a verb now? Really?
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Naval Sep 25
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Naval Sep 26
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