100 thoughts on “Why This MIT Dropout Started an Anti-College

  • June 28, 2016 at 9:30 am
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    THIS MOVEMENT SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO INDIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ENGINEERS BADLY REQUIRED THIS WAY

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  • July 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm
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    Why would he look for another job? He thinks he's going to fail again:

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  • July 8, 2016 at 7:45 pm
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    This is how education should work… students should be motivated by their passion not grades

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  • July 27, 2016 at 5:39 am
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    Awesome!

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  • July 29, 2016 at 9:42 pm
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    This is great for this school, or a few, but thinking of this on a larger scale, it will likely cause schools to simply not educate those who they feel are not going to be statistically making as much (e.g. men over women, white over black).

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  • August 7, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    one to 5 points short you get fail after you spend your saving of your retirement. They are insecure group of dummy tyrany who are pruning branches off and butchers who pulling horns and peacocks 'Wings.

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  • August 9, 2016 at 6:49 pm
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    Exactly what I think! Glad to know that others think like me and that I am not alone!

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  • August 21, 2016 at 12:08 am
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    This is great, really. However, I live in Brazil and attend a tuition-free federal university (the best ones we got here are public), and the government just announced a 45% cut in the already low budget for higher education. So, while I'll probably not suffer with student debts, I'll most certainly lose in quality of education, which is really worrying me. But everyone just seems to care more about the olympics and dumb, if I may say, political choices, when both are just making us full of shame in the international community. Ugh, sorry, just had to take it off my back… GREAT project, btw. All of luck to mr Rossmann 😉

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  • August 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm
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    What percentage of your salary would you have to pay, and for how long?

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  • September 5, 2016 at 3:50 pm
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    Most educational institutions are like death camps, they strip people of genius and leadership and turn them into instruction following drones…
    its time that this industry is turned on its head, by people like Jerome, cause right now, its a industry where you pay to get dumbed down…

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  • September 23, 2016 at 7:34 pm
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    There is also a problem with such schools because an easy way to make sure your students' salaries are going to be high is to select students who are already top of the class. A school's societal benefit is not determined by the quality of its students, but rather by the quality of its students relative to where they started from.

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  • October 5, 2016 at 10:42 pm
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    I drop out of college after my first year,  work in hospitality for a few years.  I ended up going to a another country for college. Ecuador  to be exact college is free for its citizens.  I took advantage of my dual citizenship. About to start my last semester of my senior year in Business Adm or known here as comercial engineering. loving it.

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  • October 6, 2016 at 10:36 pm
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    I hope this survives. We really need more of this hands-on learning and less of the standardised testing

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  • October 9, 2016 at 6:05 pm
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    I wonder if this might still be good for a 53 year old, who back in High School, was told by the Senior Dean, to sign up for Graphic Arts (Technology today), and so I did, and made top grades during 4 years after graduating High School. I was never told that Math, beyond the basics, was required for success in Graphics at the time…Math was not my best subject, as I never understood anything beyond the basics. Now that I am a Monastic in the Catholic Tradition, what will be most beneficial to me from this program?

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  • October 11, 2016 at 8:47 am
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    He spoke to an Australian university student and asked them about their student loans. They told him how the Australia systems works and thus the idea for the make school was born.

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  • October 16, 2016 at 6:36 am
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    this is awesome, taking a portion of their salaries. never thought of that

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  • October 24, 2016 at 1:51 am
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    I wished, starting in the seventh grade that schools would teach students skills that are useful like learning a musical instrument, dancing, photography, sewing, electronics etc.

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  • November 16, 2016 at 7:57 pm
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    Sounds great.

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  • November 20, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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    Its really depressing to live in a world where knowledge passed on by earlier generations are locked up by Institutions and censored by the elites just so they could generate tremendous profit from our future generations and enslaving them in debts, doing all this with something they don't own when these inheritance of humanity are supposed to be shared freely and equally. The truth is, education for the people is always an indirect threat to the establishment because if all are educated, there will be revolution.

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  • November 25, 2016 at 11:24 pm
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    How about Medical courses? I don't think this will work in these fields.

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  • December 3, 2016 at 7:42 am
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    Traditional schooling has created drugedy, we are Jack of All Trades, King of none. People like him and Sal Khan are making education interesting.

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  • December 3, 2016 at 7:52 am
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    that's no BS if you teach you can keep them off the street and then maybe later on they'll keep you off the streets

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  • December 10, 2016 at 7:08 am
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    wow

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  • December 13, 2016 at 4:23 am
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    Oh hi there. Brit talking here…This is literally how we deal with tuition fees when it comes to student loans. We pay 6% of what we earn over 21k towards the loan.
    …Also our loans are cancelled after 30 years if we haven't paid it fully by that point.

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  • December 14, 2016 at 6:37 pm
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    I'm from uk 🙁

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  • December 14, 2016 at 11:14 pm
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    Way better then feminized schools where boys have to sit for hours on end.

    Maker school is more male friendly, since men DO compared to women who enjoy being told what to do.

    Source: All innovators are men (and for feminists bitching that men, didn't allow them. Just proves men's superiority. Zing.)

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  • December 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm
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    You don't need an education to be successful. I dropped out out high school for being bullied and opened my own business. Never looked back after that.

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  • January 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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    its like one out of millions takes these kind of risk which is beneficiary to almost every single person and make school is one of such step . I am glad to know about this school , and may be I would love to join it really soon .
    I checked out the fees of several global renowned universities and what I saw clearly broke my confidence because they are actually highly expensive or say unaffordable for us .
    what you and your colleagues have done is exceptional and I support your step totally

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  • January 17, 2017 at 3:27 am
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    We've been doing this no Australia for years. It still ends up being pretty much the same amount. But They only take part of your wages if and when you get a job.

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  • January 18, 2017 at 7:29 am
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    End Homework!

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  • January 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm
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    This guy is a genius, nothing short of it.

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  • January 21, 2017 at 10:56 pm
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    Far crazier more awesome idea, indeed MIT student, better way to slave naïve folks. get percentages of your salary….

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  • January 21, 2017 at 10:58 pm
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    Entrepreneurship is the only way to succeed in this damn economy.

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  • January 24, 2017 at 12:46 am
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    that music app is dumb.

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  • January 30, 2017 at 5:26 am
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    He's created what the Australian HELP Higher Education Loan Payment system in effect does.

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  • January 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm
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    My immigrant parents had to take second laborer jobs just to put me through school. Now the latest tech boom wave, my parents–limping and in their 50s–find their must keep their second jobs to afford food and transportation in the Bay Area.

    Seeker, please discuss the implications tech has on the standard of living in the Bay Area and what isn't being done by Ed Lee to protect the original residents

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  • February 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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    No prerequisites just "working as you would in the real world", well my friend, how are you going to do that without them learning what they are going to work as for a while first.

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  • February 5, 2017 at 1:10 am
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    i agree if ur smart enough not to depend on institution there r no guarantee u get a job so go it alone and learn the material on ur own u be paying student loans up the ying-yang why?

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  • February 9, 2017 at 11:09 pm
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    All education should be free even colleges and there should so so much more research into teaching and educating people so much more.If everyone was educated and could be independent and think for themselves there would be a huge drop of unemployment and crime and standard of living would increase I swear to god.The world would be a special place.But war is what is stopping us no not like in Syria with Isis or in Sudan or Nigeria or Afghanistan.Its between America and Russia and China.If they would work together 3 superpowers together to achieve a common goal of space exploration or ending world poverty or ending extremism it would take about a decade but all three of them want to show off their guns to show who's the man for some reason.

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  • February 12, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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    No worries with UN ELECTED "President" ,by popular vote DONALD J CHUMP(trademark2017), WILL SOLVE this terrible situation of non negotiable interests rates for student loans and student debt will be REMEDIED soon.. Oh and if you believe that one, listen to this one… In whatever remains of the NORTH POLE Lives an Old TOY maker by the name of SANTA CLAUS HAHA.. NOT… Bernie Sanders had SOLID REAL proposals on the table on how to tackle this problem..

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  • February 17, 2017 at 10:14 pm
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    This is soo great!!!

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  • February 24, 2017 at 1:59 am
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    This is amazing… we need to realize that the important part is to lear and became an active person in this word, not just get a degree and spend so many years in college without practice in the real life problems and issues

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  • February 26, 2017 at 4:52 am
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    https://www.facebook.com/Dropout-and-Retire-Early-232893753780919/

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  • February 26, 2017 at 3:51 pm
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    This is something we have been doing in our home schooling our children, where our oldest (11 yrs old boy) and his 5 sisters are not far behind, knows enough C# to build a game in Unity, is a Blender 3D guru, dad can't keep up with him, is showing mommy how to do that trick in Illustrator CC, and is designing things to be 3D printed – that when they come of age, we should have plenty of family business projects that fund our family's desires to help the world, that we don't need formal education, it is all at our fingertips already.

    I have felt Jr. High school through High School was a waste of time. Why not give kids, entering 7th grade 3 career choices that interest them, and have them refine those choices up through High School, so that when they are done with High School they have mastered skills in one career they like, and have experienced in at least 3 fields since 7th "freaking" grade!

    I have never been through college, but have over 134 credits of wasted time and money. I still pay my student loans in spite of having made millions on some of my businesses. The truth is, none of those college credits did anything but show me college was a waste of time, and if someone is going to be a doctor or a teacher, we should have specialized training schools, not for profit colleges and universities.

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  • March 4, 2017 at 6:52 pm
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    this is the way education should be…..
    "open source education like open source software"……

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  • March 5, 2017 at 11:50 pm
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    im from denmark… free education for everybody XD

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  • March 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm
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    so inspired…

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  • March 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm
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    It's not just about the cost of college, it's also about the quality of college.

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  • March 26, 2017 at 2:21 am
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    Woah. Mind blown. How do I get my kids into this school, or one like it? ARE there any like it?

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  • April 3, 2017 at 3:57 am
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    Super old video. But at the moment I currently go to a traditional design school and an alternative university at the same time. At my traditional school I haven't learned anything my professors are rude and impossible to work with. My coarse work is largely irrelevant to my career and my classmates are miserable. At my alternative U its wonderful I'm directly connected to my profs at all times, they are kind and wonderful + they are REAL WORKING professionals. The work is relevant, my classmates are smarter happier and more engaged and for the first time this semester I'm learning something new. It's a huge difference, I believe that in 20 years the traditional college (Especially in the tech world.) will be struggling to get students. Uni sucks, alternative college is awesome :D. End of story.

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  • April 5, 2017 at 10:50 pm
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    it's kind of hard to get a job that requires a degree by going to an unaccredited "school" like this. it seems like a school for programming and computer design, careers that are ability based. how many doctors has your program turned out?

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  • April 12, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    $90,000 for a two year tech certificate is not an anti-college, it's theft.

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  • April 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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    Ashu Desai deserves RESPECT AND ADMIRATION.

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  • April 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm
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    hahahah the universities are just a big money pot that put young Americans in debt lol.

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  • May 2, 2017 at 6:30 am
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    WHO CARES? Dropping out of college? YOU CAN STILL BE A SUCCESS.
    Say that to the high school dropouts, THEY'RE THE BRAVE ONES.

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  • May 8, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    I believe this is a cool supplement to school. That being said there are some flaws. I am an electrical engineer by trade, and wouldn't be able to do that without a degree. I also would not be able to get certified without a degree. Degrees are pieces of paper that take a lot of work to get. It's basically a project, and that breaks people. Jobs want to see who can stick it out through the rough and tough times a degree provide. I know as I move into the second stage of my life, and move from engineer to manager, I would probably never hire a person that doesn't get a degree. I want people who can do projects. Schools provide that.

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  • May 9, 2017 at 3:41 pm
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    pikachu xdd

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  • May 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm
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    I like this is basically computer science ( theory and ideas) vs engineering or hands on work. I learned CS in high school and already accomplished more than a friend taking CS in the University of Michigan. I'm jealous of his formal education but proud of myself.

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  • May 25, 2017 at 5:26 pm
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    Accepted… The movie finally comes to life!!! I want to go to a school like this.

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  • May 26, 2017 at 10:53 pm
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    brilhant

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  • June 5, 2017 at 10:43 am
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    Exactly! This should be a f*ckin law.

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  • June 29, 2017 at 4:59 pm
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    Why can't these people ever dress appropriately and nicely. It doesn't kill you to groom mister.

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  • July 15, 2017 at 8:31 am
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    The problem with schools is that they force teach a little bit of everything As in the terms Jack of all trade, Master of none. In a sense they do not teach you what is needed to be taught about 90% of the education you receive are pretty much bull shit….And only 10% of it you actually do need. Like for example do we really need to learn anything beyond multiplication…I found that alot of things in life dont even go beyond that.. and if you do have a job that does well you are in a rare case of being in a work environment that are rare.

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  • July 23, 2017 at 2:52 pm
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    This is the definition of learning, we need more people like you Jeremy Rossmann.

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  • August 4, 2017 at 8:09 am
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    Exams and tests are loads of bullshit

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  • August 30, 2017 at 11:35 pm
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    He is absolutely right.
    However, is this school actually accredited?

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  • September 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm
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    Lazy doctors lazy professors, fat lazy politicians, unseen one percenters that own all of this shite. Useless college degrees, huge soulless corporations to work for where buddy boy politics gets you hired. The whole thing is a scam man. Get yourself some skills, start your own endeavor figure out a way to get it to the people, get yourself some money to buy a bowl of grits that's all you need man, this whole house of cards WILL fall apart. They will fight violently in the wake of their destruction.

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  • September 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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    What I don't like about the premise of the program in this video. There is emphasis on networking with highly privileged dropouts out of Ivy League and Tech universities to start entrepreneurial programs in this tech-upstart like university program they have. This to some degree still perpetuates elitism because most of these Zuckerberg type frustrated young geniuses came from tech families with lots of money and connections already, and they simply refuge these partnerships with each other at this institution much same like Google or Apple has young privileged tech geniuses form new upstart companies and galvanize the same money and power their daddies put together from their executive careers the generation before. This is a far cry from a humble beginnings poor working class simple man becoming self empowered and independent through his own resourcefulness and ingenuity regardless of what huge power structures try to enslave him into. My two, now go back to sleep you nincompoops LOL jk.

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  • October 12, 2017 at 6:16 pm
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    Pls send this video to all Indian parents and the landscape of india will pretty much change!!!!

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  • October 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm
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    this is totally misleading… this "school" charges 30,000 USD per year (40+20) OR 25% of your salary for 3 and a half years! this doesn't include the 15,000 USD per year as living costs

    these costs are very similar to ivy league university education

    btw, isn't a heavy loan payed back as a portion of your salary anyway? what is so different about make school (that they make you sign a contract)? what if you get fired in the first few years or are unable to pay upon "graduation", will they take you to court? they never state that it's free if you don't get a job as a result of their education.

    they are also vague about exactly what they provide at the end of the education.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 3:33 am
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    only the best profs do research and everyone else teach where quality is crap go on ur own in learning that is not good for school reputation it hurts their research pocket money

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  • October 22, 2017 at 3:37 am
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    ur paying for a second class education that don't apply to the real world how do I know I did it this is what they call alternate education

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  • November 19, 2017 at 3:10 am
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    This is freedom. the true meaning of freedom

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  • November 21, 2017 at 9:52 am
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    People I'm 200% positive this is the future in the whole World! Awesome guy with great sense of changing reality! Greetings from Bosnia and Herzegovina! Cheers!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 12:05 am
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    Great concept!
    Get rid of Apple though and the world will be a better place right off the top.

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  • December 2, 2017 at 2:10 pm
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    we got sold out by the money men… then they wonder why bitcoin is taking off like it is. go against the grain people u play by their rules u loose… make yur own rules

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  • December 10, 2017 at 7:10 pm
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    CS FeelsGoodMan

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  • December 30, 2017 at 2:36 am
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    But how is this funded? Not many employers would take a risk of choosing someone from this school over the university of Chicago. I'm still confused as to how this works… I do like the idea of teaching the teachers to be more open and willing to work to push their students. I've had some cookie cutter teachers with no flexibility. Plain awful

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  • February 7, 2018 at 11:00 am
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    This is so amazing. Wow

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  • February 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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    1:51 I 100% agree

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  • February 20, 2018 at 9:42 pm
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    10% acceptance rate
    Nah stay in college guys

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  • April 11, 2018 at 5:08 am
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    I like the idea that your school work isn’t just exams and papers. It’s actually working on something that you could use in an everyday application. What we learn from universities and such, are things that don’t necessarily give any importance to what we would do at a job.

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  • April 19, 2018 at 1:57 pm
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    Only reason to go to school is to get a license or maybe a technical degree; otherwise it’s a waste of time.

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  • April 24, 2018 at 1:50 pm
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    this how should education be it should be almost free great concept, its time to update the traditional ways of getting an education

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  • May 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm
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    Hey, I made that same app in my traditional university. It's pretty easy to do if you use OpenCV.

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  • May 11, 2018 at 3:12 pm
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    Thank you capitalism.

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  • May 21, 2018 at 8:43 pm
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    Full of shit thats why you have 10% acceptance rate you might as well say we only accept only bright student who we know will surely get a job so that we can deduct there salary 🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿

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  • June 13, 2018 at 12:17 am
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    It's all about problem solving in the real world

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  • June 19, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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    College is big business. They aren't going to say, hey you know what all degrees may not require four years lol! They would lose millions. They would lose millions if they only hired people who have grown or ran sucfessful businesses to teach business. Instead they hire shmucks who memorized the 4 p's of the marketing mix and can grade your ability to memorize it, then forget it in two years.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    Brilliant. And as slow as the greens could’ve been back then that downhiller sure looked slick on 18!

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  • November 27, 2018 at 1:01 am
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    What does it mean in practise? Let's say, you make a lot of money but all of it is self-tought, but you visited this school before. Then you have to pay a share each month for the rest of your life. Also, the school would need tax investigation abilities to track down students and their current income. Like custody payments, but they end at least at 18. Again, what if this school does not help you at all and you quit to then found a very rewarding business for them to leech off of you for the rest of your life.

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  • January 24, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    I believe colleges should be a hybrid of academic and vocational. This is pure vocational. While colleges argue u can get vocational while in uni through internships most internships suck. Ur more of a receptionist and shadower then doing anything hands on. I get it if ur interning to be a lawyer ur not allowed to go to the podium and state cases cuz ur arnt liscense to. But at least find ways to give the intern as best handson as possible. I also believe that tbere shouldnt be internships that dont cover necessities such as the washington center because then that creates tremendous gap between those who can afford good experience and those who cant. My step mom is from venezuela and she says over there your 4th year u r to get a partime and work in what ur majoring in then u graduate by doing a long report based off that hands on experience and many times people hire the graduates. I say the u.s. should turn towards something like that.

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  • February 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    Just create a collaborative university following these steps:

    1. Compile the course materials from MOOC sites like Udemy, EDx, and Udacity for a Computer Science Degree
    2. Start a Meetup group in your city called "Pseudo-University" for people looking to study Computer Science
    3. Organize the paced curriculum through your course materials for you and everyone in the group
    4. Organize times to meet for collaboration at libraries, coworking spaces, coffee shops, etc for working through problems, assignments, etc.
    5. Do this for about two years covering all the relevant information needed
    6. Now you have education, no-debt, a great network of peers, and the skills to work the job you like

    Enjoy!

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  • March 28, 2019 at 6:31 am
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    Amazing! I fully support this

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  • July 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm
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    I'm a Make School student and these are their ISA contracts.

    TLDR: Make School charges a lot for mediocre schooling.

    Year 1 Tuition: 20% for 3 years capped at $100K
    Year 1 Stipend: 5% for 5 years capped at $40.5K
    Year 2 Tuition: 20% for 2 years capped at $75K
    Year 2 Stipend: 7% for 5 years capped at $54K

    You will only pay one tuition and one stipend ISA at a time.

    Assuming you make the average salary of a Software Engineer in San Francisco of $126K you will pay a total of $201.6K. Paid as $2,625/mo for 5 years followed by $525/mo for 5 years. This is calculated pretax and my math doesn't account for promotions you might get. If this is the solution to student debt then America is screwed.

    Only of my recurring classes has really taught me which is Alan Davis' CS classes, the rest are very disorganized. They advertised "industry professionals" and as far as I can tell only 2 of my professors have had substantial experience. You will end up spending most of your time copy and pasting code from tutorials which only serve as ways to introduce you to the technology. The actual learning that I've done has been in the aforementioned CS classes and on my own.

    They got accredited, seemingly the month before my August 2018, cohort in a partnership with Dominican University. The General Education classes are where Dominican's professors come over to talk at us for a few hours.

    The housing they put us into initially was at a hostel in the Tenderloin which is infamously one of the worst places in San Francisco. The room I was in was 526 sqft with 3 other students for $750/mo. I went to bed hearing homeless people yelling and woke up every morning to construction. I walked to Make School while keeping an eye out for poop on the sidewalk. It was truly grating on my psyche.

    The value I've gotten out of Make School is the stipend ISA, the time to work on my skills, and the connection that I made that got me my current internship. I'm highly unlikely to come back to Make School, but if you're looking for a place to learn to program Make School is not recommended by a long shot. Do the math and maybe reach out to students at the bootcamp/school you want to go to before committing.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 6:54 am
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    Lets be very practical it only do with cs .it's a main challenge to do with every stream of science.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    an awesome idea, only wish something like this came about 10 years and 57k ago

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