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“The unique thing about education, and what makes it so hard to control the price, is that it's not just a service or a good. It's a process, and the learner takes an active role in creating its value. A college education may never be free, but for many people it will remain priceless.”
“We know we have a lot of different kinds of learners, and we think (competency-based education) will be a way for some of those learners to be successful more efficiently than the traditional way.”
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