Trends for the Next 20 Years in Education with John Danner
My two main investment criteria are things that have high impact on students and things that scale. That usually means I’m looking around the edges of the existing system. Home schooling is a very interesting edge. With 2 million current home schoolers and growing, with a lot of focus on social emotional needs, and a general disdain for government-mandated standards, this is a ripe area for radically different schools and services.
I have spent the last 20 years working in education — as a teacher, someone starting schools, a network of schools, an online tutoring network, and now as an investor. The last twenty years saw the rise of the Internet and the first few experiments to move learning from one to many in physical locations, to an abundance of learning available wherever you are. There are a few reasons I think we are going to see an enormous amount of progress in education over the next twenty years. Let’s talk about this in June.