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This Guy Dropped Out of MIT and Established An ‘Anti-College’ School

Here’s a good alternative to expensive education!

Mark Andrew

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I remember back in college days, there was this framed sign on our library that said “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

Although the quote made sense, I couldn’t help but focus on those three words – “education is expensive.” It definitely is. Studying college can really suck the money out of your wallet and then some.

In fact, the Wall Street Journal reported that class of 2014 students had an average loan of at least $33,000. The numbers spike even higher in 2015 as students are already averaging around $35,000 of debt.

Considering how things go in traditional schooling, it can be safely assumed that those figures will just continue to go up – unless of course, someone comes into the picture and does something drastic about it.

MIT dropout Jeremy Rossman established the Make School, a unique student-centered school.

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This is Jeremy Rossmann. He was a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) student who later decided to drop out.

Frustrated with the expensive and outdated system, Rossman set out to create The Make School – an ‘anti-college’ tech school he established with co-founder Ashu Desai.

What makes this school unique is that they don’t have tests – they do project-based work instead. You also don’t have to worry about paying for tuition upfront since they’re offering a debt-free model that only requires students to pay once they find a job after graduating.

Make School prides itself for having an ‘evolving’ curriculum.

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Rossman pointed out:

“Our core philosophy is if you teach the same thing two years in a row, it’s got to be wrong because computer science as a field and software engineering as a discipline is moving so fast.”

“We believe in learning by doing, at Make School studying takes a back seat to creating.”

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According to Make School’s official website:

“We founded Make School to empower students to build and ship products. Creating a product that improves the lives of others is a thrilling and fulfilling experience that opens the door to a successful career in tech. We’re building the college experience we wished existed, one where our students love coming to school every day and are passionate about their work.

We’re creating an education relevant to today’s industry where students gradually transition into the professional world. We believe in learning by doing, at Make School studying takes a back seat to creating. We believe the app is the new resume, a portfolio of products is more powerful than any credential. We believe coding is the world’s first superpower, our students help make the world a better place.”

Watch this interview with Jeremy Rossman:

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As early as now, companies are catching the vision of the Make School. Rossman declared:

“When LinkedIn and Lyft and these companies with tens of millions of dollars of funding are all committing contractually to coming and recruit here, and they don’t come to the school where your child is studying, that means something.”

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This centenarian woman teaches us what true happiness means and the secret to living 100 years or more.

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What is happiness? For 101-year-old Albina Foisy from Lillooet, British Columbia, happiness is as simple as enjoying and playing in the snow--reminding us to embrace the little child in us and appreciate life's simple pleasures. After all, no one is really too old to have fun and live life to the fullest.

Meanwhile, for a son like Armand Foisy, being able to witness that priceless moment is what true happiness means. He was driving with his wife and mother through the snow when he stopped the car along Highway 99, a few kilometers south of Lillooet to check if there was any traffic coming. And then this happened.

His centenarian mother, Albina unbuckled her seat belt and hopped out of the car to check the snow.

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Amazing 19-Month Old Boy Can Already Read More Than 300 Words

Impressive reading skills for such a young child!

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Can you remember the first word you said? Or how many words you could read when you were just a toddler? Obviously not - because probably, you, like many other kids, started reading around the age of four or five years.

The pattern of child development usually dictates that children less than two years of age have yet to learn the skill of reading. We say usual since there is no hard and fast rule that pins this milestone at a certain age; child development occurs at varying rates. Case in point: this 19-month-old toddler named Carter Whiteside of North Carolina.

According to Carter's mom, LaToya, little Carter started recognizing words at a young age of seven months. He started sounding out the words when he was barely a year old. She decided to document his amazing reading skills - at the age of 19 months, he already knows the alphabet and recognizes the letters when written as words. Allegedly, Carter can already pronounce 300 words and count up to 50. In a video posted by LaToya, Carter can be heard reading words like made, her, and like.

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93-Year-Old Great Grandmother Shows Us How They Made Breakfast During the Great Depression

Her recipes and stories will take you back in time.

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Clara Cannucciari lovingly recalls her Sunday mornings when she and her brother used to have cookies and coffee with milk. Her family didn’t have much, and it was the time of the Great Depression---a dark period in the history of the western industrialized world marked by severe poverty.

It was an era where millions of Americans struggled due to unemployment, and nearly half the country’s banks went bankrupt. Looking back at that period, the 93-year-old great grandmother could now only describe it as “interesting”.

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