Determinism Is In!

It’s the new black! First Greg Anrig declares vouchers dead and now disruptive innovation guru Clayton Christensen foresees an online education boom! Possible problem with both takes: Politics.

In the case of Christensen’s analysis besides politics there is also the problem that most technology investments are marginal dollar investments and when money gets tight they’re the first thing cut or not funded. Plus, not a lot of capital floating around for this sort of thing at the scale it’s needed. That’s part of why politics, interest groups, etc…play an outsized role in this field.

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