Because it’s time for a change! The US system of higher education is a rigid, overpriced,
bureaucratic cartel which serves itself rather than students.
The American system of higher education is monopolistic where government excludes
competition, and is indifferent to the results produced as long as taxpayer money continues to
flow into the system.
Our goal is to change the current system to allow for Freedom of Choice in Education!
There is no justification for the cost of higher education in this country. The availability
of easy federal education loans encourages a monopolistic system to exist that resists
competition and innovation.
Government programs are never efficient because they exist for political reasons not
for authentic purposes. Higher education in the US is another government program
that is overpriced and under performs because the incentives are misplaced.
What’s Different About The Graduate University of America, New School of Positive
We provide a system of study which focuses only on the student. Our degree and
board certification programs were designed for adults rather than teenagers.
Our students have real world experience and possess significant levels of knowledge
acquired through training and experience.
The quality of education received depends on the quality of the effort made by the
student and the quality of the material studied. It is a myth that one receives a
better education at Harvard or some other Ivy League school, or any traditional
college or university, merely by being present at a particular institution. Learning is
something that the student achieves not that which happens with their presence at
an Ivy League school.
United Kingdom, Distance Learning, Oxford and Cambridge
The United Kingdom has been the world leader in distance learning for centuries.
Distance learning degrees have the same prestige as residential degrees. As a
former colonial power.
England’s distance learning degrees were the engine of education for the rest of
the world. Their system persists and flourishes to this day.
The Failure of American Higher Education
Unfortunately, in the United States, because of a failure to allow for freedom of choice
in educational opportunity, some people believe that real education cannot take place
unless one is sitting in a classroom.
That’s not where learning occurs. It occurs in the mind of the student and can be achieved
without ever stepping foot in a classroom. Traditional colleges, universities, and tenured
professors resist innovation because it threatens them; they don’t want change, they
only serve themselves, and resist competition. It has nothing to do with learning excellence!
Oxford, Cambridge and other outstanding British universities operate according to a belief
in the preeminence of the student and promote tutoring, research, and distance learning
as valid and important methods which favor the student.
The US system serves itself to the detriment of the student as it is driven by money,
maintaining the status quo, and competition.
The following quote from Abraham Lincoln writing to a young friend wanting to study the
law makes the point rather profoundly as to what it takes to learn, and it has nothing
to do with the institution:
“If you are absolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself the thing is more than half
done already. It is a small matter whether you read with any one or not. I did not read with
anyone. Get the books and read and study them in their every feature, and that is the main
thing. It is no consequence to be in large town while you are reading. I read at New Salem,
which never had three hundred people in it. The books and your capacity for understanding
them are just the same in all ]places. (…) Always bear in mind that your own resolution to
succeed is more important than any other thing.”