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The history of the music industry parallels that of many industries and institutions in the U.S. Many, that is, except for education.
26 September, 2019
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- The history of the music industry has been one of bundling and un-bundling: Originally, the only place you could hear your favorite song was on the radio, if you were lucky. But then you could buy a single on a 45. Then, individual songs became bundled again on LPs. Then, you could buy them un-bundled through mp3s.
- This process of bundling and un-bundling has taken place in many industries and institutions over time. The result is greater choice, more personalization, and a better experience.
- But this hasn't really happened in education. Instead, education has been delivered in a one-size-fits all bundle that's not really relevant for every student. How can we fix this?
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John is the vice president of leadership engagement for Stand Together Ventures. He works with the Ventures community to develop bold partnerships and innovations that accelerate the efforts of Stand Together to help every person realize their full potential. Previously, John was the director of university relations at the Charles Koch Foundation. Before that, he worked in golf course construction, and he was in school for a long time, earning a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from The Citadel, a master’s degree in theological studies from Duke University, and a doctorate in U.S. history from the University of Maryland at College Park. John lives in South Carolina with his wife, Jessica, and their boys, John and Sullivan.