Kickstarter Project Warns ‘Don’t Go Back to School’

By Maryann Yin Comment

For anybody debating about enrolling in graduate school, New York University professor Kio Stark has a Kickstarter project for you; she is raising money for a nonfiction book called Don’t Go Back to School. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project.

The funds will allow Stark the time she needs to continue interviewing subjects, research, writing, creating the book and printing (and signing) copies to reward backers. Stark estimates that the research and writing will require three more months to complete.

Here’s more about the project: “In Don’t Go Back to School, I’ll deconstruct the basic infrastructure that school provides—things like resources, expertise, evaluation, and a learning community. And I’ll profile fascinating, self-taught people, showcasing the practical ways they meet those needs. I’ve already talked to people like Cory Doctorow about learning to be a working writer, Dan Sinker about learning to code, Quinn Norton about learning neurology and psychology as a science writer, and a dozen others so far, with many more interviews planned.”

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