Saturday, June 4, 2011

Drop school, opt for business and mentorship

Is the solution to America's post-secondary problem the opposite of packing more students into four year degree programs?

The founder of Paypal seems to think so. He's also putting his money where his mouth is, hand picking students, giving them a two year salary and letting them loose to innovate. All of this in lieu of school. The result? We'll have to wait and see, but it bears to note that the time of four year degrees from a prestigious university can in the least be replaced with ambitious entrepreneurship.