Can Innovation Transform Higher Education?

George Leef

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Burck Smith, the entrepreneur behind StraighterLine, writes about the prospects for dramatic change through innovation in higher education. Innovation can very readily disrupt free markets. The trouble, Smith argues, is that higher education is not a very free market; it is strewn with obstacles such as accreditation that hinder innovation.

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