Sunday, September 20, 2009

Print, Advertising, Health Care. Next to go is education. The most recent data point is at Harvard.

Selling certificates and calling it education in the States is unsustainable. The escalating price in higher education is paid by parents and debt ridden graduates. The escalating price in K -12 is paid by everyone. Now that funny money is being flushed out the system, this approach is unsustainable.

Harvard is beginning a process that will lead to a massive reorganization of the business model in all levels of education. Snippets of the AP story that was published on MSNBC on Sept 15 follow.

The money quotes:
No tuition
The Harvard program will start in the fall of 2010 with just 25 students. It's tuition-free and includes a living stipend to attract a broader range of students

"We need a model — we desperately need a model — and this is an excellent candidate for that model," said Levine, head of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Schwartz compares the final year to a medical residency

"The real question, when we look beyond Harvard, is: Are they going to come up with a concept that's exportable?" Kowalski said.
The "exportable concept" will mean the elimination of most and reinvention of some, teachers colleges in the States.

Full Story at MSNBC.

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