Sunday, April 17, 2005

David Reisman as Martin Luther

About 35 years ago I invited David Reisman to speak to a group of White House interns. He suggested an idea to change the credentialing of society. He said - why not create degrees for a fee that would have two things - a beautiful and frameable certificate with a degree title and a ticket book. Individuals who wanted the title would buy both and then sell off the ticket book which would admit a student to a specified quantity of classes or learning activities. The separation would allow those who really wanted to learn to get an education at a pretty substantial discount while driving the credential mongers in society batty.

It was a novel idea then and still is one to think about.

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