Living the Knowledge Life: A Thiel Fellowship Finalist’s Response
April 13, 2011 at 19:42 PM EDT
Editor's note: This post is a response to an ongoing educational debate over the efficacy of Peter Thiel's fellowship , which encourages young entrepreneurs to "stop out" of school. The post addresses Vivek Wadhwa's post "Friends Don’t Let Friends Take Education Advice From Peter Thiel" and Sarah Lacy's "Peter Thiel: We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education." Dale J. Stephens is a 19-year-old educational deviant and entrepreneur leading UnCollege , a social movement supporting self-directed higher education. He’s working on building a platform to validate lifelong learning.