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Bankrupt State University

Mary218 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:25 AM
The electronic revolution is changing everything in the information world as brick and mortar give way to virtual. MITx is the future of university education. The pieces are already in place, at a tiny fraction of the costs of the old 18th century model. Standardized testing will enable students to advance based on what they know, not just sitting in a classroom. The same revolution is occurring outside government schools in the homeschooling world. It has already proven to be superior in mastery of knowledge.

Many of my friends and readers are disheartened by recent cultural and political trends. Many blame our universities and wonder whether we can ever restore sanity in our nation, given that the enemy seems to control the modern university. They see no chance to win in the war of ideas as long as they are forced to support the public university and, therefore, forced to fund a war against their own cherished values.

But I know something they don't know. The public university that has declined so steadily in recent years will cease to exist in just a few short...