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53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed—How?

53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed—How? | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
A college diploma isn't worth what it used to be. To get hired, grads today need hard skills.
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Kling on Education and the Internet | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

Kling on Education and the Internet | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it

Fantastic podcost.

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Is College a Lousy Investment?

Is College a Lousy Investment? | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
Mythomania about college has turned getting a degree into an American neurosis. It's sending parents to the poorhouse and saddling students with a backpack full of debt that doesn't even guarantee a good job in the end.
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Excellence Requires No Degree: Thiel Foundation Member

Excellence Requires No Degree: Thiel Foundation Member | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
Many people assume that a college education is the only path to a happy, successful, intellectually stimulating, fulfilling life, but the Thiel Foundation takes a different view.
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Study This to See Whether Harvard Pays Off: Laurence Kotlikoff

Study This to See Whether Harvard Pays Off: Laurence Kotlikoff | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
The notion that education pays and that better education pays better is taken for granted by almost everyone. For college professors like me, this is a very convenient idea, providing a high and growing demand for our services.
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Debate: Too Many Kids Go To College

For The Motion: Peter Thiel & Charles Murray Against The Motion: Vivek Wadhwa, Henry Bienen...
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Dropping out: Is college worth the cost?

Dropping out: Is college worth the cost? | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
Students with promising ideas are paid $100,000 to drop out of college and become entrepreneurs in a controversial program founded by billionaire Peter Thiel. Morley Safer reports.
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The Imperiled Promise of College

The Imperiled Promise of College | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
Student loans are just a piece of the puzzle of higher education.
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America's Student Loan To Reach $1.4 Trillion by 2020 | ZeroHedge

America's Student Loan To Reach $1.4 Trillion by 2020 | ZeroHedge | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it

Student loan debt is surging, partly boosted by many who became unemployed during the Great Recession going back to school hoping for a better job prospect.

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New strategies to get a new job | Penelope Trunk Blog

New strategies to get a new job | Penelope Trunk Blog | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it

Self-knowledge is a huge career tool, but most people find it onerous and try to skip it. The problem with skipping over self-knowledge is that people hit a career ceiling, not because someone put it on top of them – we put it on top of ourselves by not knowing who we are.

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The Innovative Educator: Six Propositions to Consider Before You Consider College

The Innovative Educator: Six Propositions to Consider Before You Consider College | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it

While the idea that you can skip four-year college and still get a higher education may seem nuts, Blake Boles is writing Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree, a book on how to do just that. Below is an excerpt from the book where Boles shares six propositions to help you see why Zero Tuition College —the alternative learning method described in his book—holds just as much life-changing potential as traditional college.

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Silicon Valley's New Hiring Strategy | Fast Company

Silicon Valley's New Hiring Strategy | Fast Company | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it

"...what if [software isn't] a science? What if it's more like a craft? Or even an art? If you wanted to hire somebody who could be a great craftsperson, you wouldn't look for somebody with a PhD in that craft."

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The Question You're Not Asking: Should You Go To College?

The Question You're Not Asking: Should You Go To College? | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it

If you start looking into the benefits of a college degree, you'll see this phrase a lot in the articles extolling their virtues: "... people with professional degrees earn more/have more rewarding employment/satisfy more sexual partners on top of a Ferrari." What does that mean, exactly? Can you even get an amateur degree? You can get a professional degree in the Liberal Arts, right? Like ... like a professional Theoretical Sociologist? 

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An Idea for Fixing Education: Skip College, Work at a Startup

An Idea for Fixing Education: Skip College, Work at a Startup | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
A new two-year program wants to provide a real-world education that compete with an academic one.
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A New Gates-Funded College Offers Higher Ed To Those With Grit, Not Test Scores

A New Gates-Funded College Offers Higher Ed To Those With Grit, Not Test Scores | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
Three out of four college students officially qualify as "nontraditional" in some way: They have no high school diploma, enrolled more than one year after high school, are independent from parents, work full time, or are parents themselves.
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Higher Education's Monopoly on Credibility Is Ending | Business | TIME.com

Higher Education's Monopoly on Credibility Is Ending | Business | TIME.com | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
The times they are a changin’, and in this essay, I’d like to suggest they are changing in a way that has massive implications for education: sources of credibility—once the domain of expensive degrees--are becoming democratized, decentralized, and...
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5 College Degrees That Aren't Worth The Cost

5 College Degrees That Aren't Worth The Cost | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
Don't look so happy yet, Graduate. ...
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These Two Charts Prove A College Education Just Isn't Worth The Money Anymore

These Two Charts Prove A College Education Just Isn't Worth The Money Anymore | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
Diminishing returns....
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How Valuable is a College Degree?

How Valuable is a College Degree? | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
If higher education is truly overpriced, that will self-correct when students and their parents stop perceiving it as being limitlessly valuable...
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Student Loans Weighing Down a Generation With Heavy Debt

Student Loans Weighing Down a Generation With Heavy Debt | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
Nearly everyone pursuing a bachelor’s degree is borrowing money, and as prices soar, a college degree often comes with an unprecedented financial burden.
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53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed—How?

53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed—How? | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
A college diploma isn't worth what it used to be. To get hired, grads today need hard skills.
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Student Loan STD's

Always use protection when you're screwing yourself.
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INCIDENTAL COMICS: The University of Awesome

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Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree -- IndieGoGo

Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree -- IndieGoGo | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it

A fundraiser for the new book by Zero Tuition College founder Blake Boles!

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Bad Education

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What kind of incentives motivate lenders to continue awarding six-figure sums to teenagers facing both the worst youth unemployment rate in decades and an increasingly competitive global workforce?

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The real way to build a social network - Fortune Tech

The real way to build a social network - Fortune Tech | Zero Tuition College | Scoop.it
If there is a guru of networking, it is Reid Hoffman. Here he explains how to do it right -- and wrong -- in an excerpt from his new book with Ben Casnocha, The Start-Up of You.
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