Mr. Liston, a tall man with a shaved head and an inviting gaze, made his pitch: He was calling his project Sphere College. The curriculum would be individualized. It would focus on helping students identify their passions and learn how to use them in the world. It would be delivered in three phases, with no set timetable. And it would be free of charge.
Liston is loosing his shirt over this, but has some good ideas. Students begin with a general humanities course, develop a sense of mission and engage mentors, then complete a project. Based on the Black Mountain College concept, which produced a number of authors and artists.
New ideas are needed. Here is one.