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1

The underlying issue with bootcamps charging $30,000 for a 9-month curriculum patched together from free online sources and delivered by inexperienced instructors is just how dystopian "the opportunity" really is. It's capitalizing on a failed state approach to higher education.

2

Here's a crazy idea for how to finance education: Taxes. We, as a society, pool our resources, educate people with no up-front charge, and fund the setup by taking a progressive percentage of everyone's income for life.

3

Pedigree is for dogs, not job applicants. Being impressed by, or even worse, requiring, a certain school or program is for suckers.

4

It fascinates me that free tuition for a higher education is such a controversial idea in the US. Nobody is arguing that K12 should be for pay. Pretty much all of Europe already has a defacto implementation of it. The lack of ambition in the US on the big topics is depressing.

5

You can snub for passion, cultural fit, college pedigree, starting age, or you can just look at the work.

6

"Academically-oriented preschool". Words that should not go together.

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