The Hard Life and Restless Mind of America's Education Billionaire

Bill Breen, Fast Company, Feb 21, 2003
Commentary by Stephen Downes

From elearningpost comes this link to a story about the University of Phoenix's John Sperling. The story portrays Sperling as a rebel, railing against the dusty cobwebs of academia. "'My university said they didn't need no more stinkin' students, that they had all they could handle,' Sperling acidly recalls. 'They told me to go back and behave -- be a professor.' Naturally, he ignored that advice." I think there are lessons to be learned from the success of the University of Phoenix, but I don't think this story really captures them.
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