A Little Known Educational System

Dee Hock writes: I have been searching the world for educational systems that embrace chaordic principles. Let me tell you about one that is not at all well known, but extremely interesting.  In this system, every individual, from birth, has a lifetime learning-account into and through which money flows from many sources including government, family, employers, philanthropy or earnings. The funds are under the direction of parent or guardian until the individual is of age. They are fully invested in secure, tax free instruments to maximize return. They are accessed by an electronic transaction device acceptable at any qualified provider of learning services. Every transaction is electronically authorized and can be paid electronically, either in advance or as learning service is provided at a cost of less than two cents per transaction. Each individual, in concert with learning advisors, constructs a life-long educational program unique to their interest, ability and need, using any combination of courses, educators, or self-instruction whether personal or electronic. The learning can take place at any combination of home, work place, computerized neighborhood centers or traditional schools.  (03/29/02)
more…