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> On the other hand, you don't really get what you pay for in the US either since the universities have become so good at sucking up more and more student loan money without really improving on their core mission of providing higher education.

If you laser-focus on making money, then eventually you become pretty good at it.

If you laser-focus on educating people, then eventually you become pretty good at it.




> If you laser-focus on educating people, then eventually you become pretty good at it.

I don't think you can call putting 500 people in an amphitheater in front of a single person and a blackboard remotely "pretty good at educating". It's one of the worst ways ever to transmit knowledge. And it shows.


This is a myth. A common myth yet still unintuitively false.

I once reviewed statistical data for high school level success metrics across countries. It is statistically observable how small a correlation there is between class size and education quality

A good teacher can engage 50 students as easily as 500. Some of the best classes in my life have been in 200 people packed amphitheaters.


It's not about the class size, it's about the environment. Amphitheaters suck bad. A normal classroom is much better, and an online class is way better than an amphitheater.


> an online class is way better than an amphitheater

Maybe if you're sociophobic.




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