Posted Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.

Premium Lock Why education is a must: They promised us flying cars; instead we got caffeine spray

Published: 2013-09-12 09:45:58
Updated: 2013-09-12 09:45:58

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Opinion from Vivek Wadhwa: Frustrated that Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs "were not on focused on breakthrough technologies that will take civilization to the next level", Peter Thiel announced the Thiel Fellowship in September 2010. He paid children $100,000 not to complete their college education. His plan was to have them build world-changing companies instead of wasting their time at school and being burdened by "incredible amounts of debt." So far, however, results have been meager....

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