Terry Hartshorn

The Board of Education is responsible for establishing educational targets and standards approving curriculum setting the District budget, which is independent of the City’s spending budget confirming appointment of all personnel and approving purchases of equipment, supplies, solutions, leases, renovation, construction, and union contracts. Community colleges, for instance, could efficiently outsource several of their courses by way of MOOCs, becoming, in effect, partial downstream aggregators of others’ creations, much more or much less like newspapers have utilised wire services to make up for a decline in the quantity of reporters. As a society, we are experiencing a broadening of access to education equal in significance to the invention of the printing press, the public library or the public college.

At a time when several public universities are facing stiff spending budget cuts and households are struggling to pay for their kids’ educations, open-source online education appears like a promising way …