They call it a debt revolt. Hundreds of students who got loans to pay for degrees through online schools like Everest, owned by Corinthian Colleges, are refusing to pay them back. They argue that Corinthian lied about how many of their graduates landed jobs, and are asking the U.S. Education Department to forgive…
It's sort of a utopian nerd dream, using the internet to be educated by the best universities in the world. We have online universities now, but they've become more targets of mean jokes than legitimate means to further education. But increasingly, that's beginning to change.
Call me anal-retentive, but I find it more than a little ironic that a TED-Ed video about the importance of units, whole number place value, decimal place value, and fractions features an animation of apples being sold for 0.79 cents each (see 00:25).