Dale Stephens, author of “Hacking Your Education” and Founder of Uncollege.org joins us this episode. Stephens is what one would call a “hackademic.” He left traditional schooling at the age of 12 but has been acquiring knowledge through unconventional ways ever since. Surprisingly, his college educated parents were, and continue to be, very supportive. Stephens shares why college isn’t for everyone and does not unequivocally determine one’s success. Be sure to visit Uncollege.org; click on resources under Blog for an abundance of more information on becoming today’s “hackademic.”
You can also follow Dale Stephens on Twitter @DaleJStephens
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Topics Mentioned In This Episode
Statistics from “Hacking your Education”
- Today, the average student spends 14 hours a week studying. Which is HALF the amount of time they used to study back in 1960 (28-30 hours).
- 36% of students showed no improvement in critical thinking, complex reasoning, or writing over 4 years. (Per Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses)
- Since 1980, the cost of college has risen 350 percent while the difference in real wages between high school grads and college grads has been decreasing since 2000.