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Previous entry: Schools as germ sinks
Friday December 07 2007

Once again I had a busy day doing other things besides education blogging, so I am grateful to John Kersey, President of the European-American University, for this incoming email:

Dear Brian,

Good to see you on Wednesday night – a very pleasant evening, I thought.

He’s talking about this.

I see your education blog is back up and running, and think you might well be interested in the current project I am heading.

Certainly am.

At www.thedegree.org you can find our main presence, and what we believe is the first usage of diversified, Internet-based networks and associated international structures to create an independent, private, online, market-friendly university without walls. As indicated below, there are also several related blogs.

Chase all of them up here.

If I can help with any clarifications, do drop me a line. We have been launched a fortnight and so far have met with some very positive reactions, particularly from Tim ...

As in Tim Evans, of the Libertarian Alliance and the Stockholm Network.

… who is very enthusiastic about the project. At this stage we are looking to garner support and also offer opportunities for involvement from like-minded friends of liberty as we enter the initial phase of our marketing and post-launch development. I will be speaking to February’s LA dinner about the project, and also welcome further invitations to speak and discuss its implications.

With all good wishes,

John

As in:

Mt. Revd. Professor John Kersey, HonLLD, DD, PhD, MA, MMus, LThMin, CertINSEAD, FRSA, FRGS, FSA Scot Member, International Bar Association; General Associate Member, American Bar Association, Clergy Member, The Society for Humanistic Potential, The Liberal Rite, The Sophia Circle.

Evidently a man who believes in the value of qualifications, of all kinds.

I think I might ask John Kersey if he’d like to do a recorded conversation with me about this project.  Sounds like he’d say yes.