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Hope and Change?

It’s hard to predict the future, but this year ends for me with hope that the new year will be an entrepreneurial year in higher education. Vance Fried has invited entrepreneurs to start colleges; Stanley Fish praises someone who plans to do so (Stephen Blackwood); Anya Kamenetz tells students to plan their own future because the coming age will be DIY education. And good luck, StraighterLine!

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...


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