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Shiva Ayyadurai on Education

 

 


Educational-industrial complex not yielding skilled students

Dr. Ayyadurai took aim at the educational industrial complex, which he said is not producing students with tangible skills, as evident by the fact, for every 17 skilled job openings only one person is ready to take on those jobs. His main target was Harvard University, who he labeled a "Fake University that is actually a $45 billion dollar hedge fund." He said, "We need to tax Harvard and use those proceeds to fund real skills-based education."

He also proposed the elimination of the 4-year undergraduate degree for entrance into medical school. On the topic of student loans, he wants students to be permitted to default on their loans, pointing out that the banks had taken on a business risk, and part of doing business was to live with the consequences of taking on such risks. He criticized these banks for giving predatory loans to students without any background checks on either their ability to repay the loans or the value of their degrees.

Source: 2018 Massachusetts Senate campaign website shiva4senate.com , Nov 14, 2017

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