My education was ridiculously expensive. Private high school, private college, and private graduate school cost my family over $250,000. Kids in school today face a bill nearly double that for the same education.

It’s no longer worth it.

Technology is infiltrating every sector of work at an alarming, unprecedented rate, so the only education that will pay will be one that focuses heavily on technology. Whether you want to practice medicine, law, or auto repair, you’ll spend more of your time with computers than ever before. Unfortunately, big, unionized institutions like American schools and universities won’t be able to embed a computers-first approach into all disciplines fast enough, and students will suffer for it. levitra pilule

Until we face a cataclysmic catastrophe setting humanity’s technological progress back hundreds of years, in the very, very near future every student will be need to be able to code. Programming is the handwriting of tomorrow. American public schools are working hard to bring computers to the classroom, with 100% of schools having at least one computer in 2008, and many more today, but how many teachers know how to code? What percent of teachers in every school really know how to build anything using that computer?

To learn programming skills, students need hands-on experience, their own computers, and quick access to people who can help them. They need places like General Assembly, WeWork Labs, and Dogpatch Labs. Shared workspaces with cultures of knowledge sharing are the universities of tomorrow.

If students were stocks you could invest in, which student would be a safer bet: the one who spent four years learning code and solving cutting-edge technology problems at a tech workspace like Dogpatch Labs, incurring no debt, or the student who spent four years studying English at an Ivy League, or even getting an undergraduate business degree in economics, who owes a quarter-million dollars before getting their first job?