“College shouldn’t be the only path to success”

So argues Dale Stephenson, 19, one of the recipients of the Thiel Foundation Scholarship, paying students to forego college:
[He] left university in Arkansas three months ago after becoming frustrated with the over-theoretical nature of his classes. He now lives in San Francisco, is working on a technology start-up and is promoting the social movement “UnCollege”, which is trying to change the notion that college is the only way to prosper. “College shouldn’t be the only path to success,” he says. “There’s a value in university. It teaches you how to follow directions and meet deadlines and work in groups. But it shouldn’t be the only way we learn.”
Read the rest. The fear of debt amid prolonged recession prompts many to question the must-go-to-college-to-succeed paradigm. Finally.

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