College education is a priviledge and what needs to be decoupled is the notion that a college degee is a sufficient condition of a high paying job. What I hear on the radio is "financial aid is availible, you can even get $1000 for room and board", then the Unions demand More money because we can't educate all those who want to be educated- all politics. Solution: use technology to enable better connectivity and use Confusian style tests for aptitude. George Washington was self-taught & that poem of that farmer man who worked the fields but passed a great test comes to mind. Not all organizations would want a "non-degree" person even if they are smart, thus the market is for the taking for those who reject "education=degree" and embrace "education= knowledge, the capacity to think, and the motivation to learn".
connecting start-ups with "hey I need these skills and qualities" please help me make a great company for fun seems so simple but it's capital and network (as in who do you know) that inhibits good ideas from being used.
Who would help? Bill Gates & google maybe? lol... yeah... that's funny to think of.
Find a company that will help set up a network or expand on an existing distance-education teleconferencing system. Find teachers and willing students who will teach for free perks ($100 gift cards via chase bank card or whoever, chase is just most visible now because of their cool commercials + any other vendors who want to push their product but always free to "us"). Guidelines for being approved is use of a standardized test, we can just say what we expect and give substantial study material.