Jeff D. Sandefer: A Modest Proposal for Education in America

Jeff D. Sandefer
Founding Dean, Acton School of Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Information Economy Project at George Mason University
proudly presents The Tullock Lecture on Big Ideas About Information

4:00 to 5:30 pm at Hazel Hall Room 215
GMU School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Va.
(Orange Line: Virginia Square-GMU Metro Station)
Reception to Follow in the Levy Atrium, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

“A Modest Proposal for Education in America” is a perspective from Jeff Sandefer, a big thinker who founded or co-founded five successful companies and formerly managed Sandefer Capital, an energy investment firm. Sandefer was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top Entrepreneurship professors in the United States.

In this Tullock Lecture, Sandefer explores how the imminent tsunami of change in education not only threatens to bankrupt much of American higher education, but may eventually deliver higher quality learning at a fraction of today’s cost. Perhaps most surprising, this emerging education business model is not new, but a return to the master-apprentice approach to education that helped America become the richest and most powerful nation on earth. As the co-founder of two such disruptive schools, the Acton School of Business and the Acton Academy (K-12), Sandefer draws upon his experiences to communicate what the future of education will look like.

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The Tullock Lecture Big Ideas About Information is made possible through the generosity of Gordon Tullock, Professor of Law and Economics, emeritus. Each semester, guest scholars and experts visit George Mason University School of Law. The Information Economy Project seeks to provide a venue for unique intersections between the law and telecommunications with a focus on innovative scholarship. Many of our speakers have published papers following their lectures.

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