by Anya Kamenetz
Imagine we could actually build a system of schools that … set up every single student who enrolled in it for success, unlike the schools we have today in higher education, where most students who enter it get no credential at all, most students that enter it are left with a mountain of student debt. GENE WADE at TEDx San Francisco
IN his 2011 TED talk, Gene Wade thus shared his vision of an ultra low-cost college degree for working adults. As of today, he has raised $42 million in venture capital for his new company, UniversityNow, and its two for-profit universities, Patten and New Charter. The first students started in the spring. Around the same time, Forbes magazine named Mr. Wade the most disruptive figure in education.