I heard this interview this morning and thought it was interesting.
While I agree that college isn’t for everyone, I don’t think ‘education hacking’ is either. For example, they fail to take into account the role of community colleges, whose tuition is substantially less than that of four year universities. Also, Stephens doesn’t address the fact that most employers automatically screen you out based on your degree, whether it is actually required for the job or not.
That being said, I believe that some people are able to carve their own path, to learn what they want/how they want/when they want, and that they can find “success” without being herded through a fairly inadequate education system. It’s something that we should probably recognize as a society…but really, those who aren’t afraid to break the mold usually end up doing so anyway.
Before I jump to any conclusions myself, I plan on getting the book :)