I’ve tried to argue before that when people say education is broken, they often mean education funding is broken. And if that were the case we could discuss different options, which might include the free market option, but at least we’d know what we’re arguing about. The whole education is broken thing is a way of hiding this & making the commercial option seem like the only solution. I was at the Hewlett OER meeting last week and nearly came to blows with well meaning ed techers who kept saying it.
But I don’t understand why you’re having a go at Jim & Stephen – the whole point of moocs to me was to allow experimentation, and it’s that aspect they seem to be trying to recapture (or retain).