Education Futures: Commercial Reality, Law, Innovation and Opportunity
HKMK Management and Media Corporation
Publication date: August 2012
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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Education Futures: Commercial Reality, Law, Innovation and Opportunity The practical pursuit of high education ideals requires that pursuers have their feet on the ground. The legal foundation for many emerging education systems in this time of disruptive innovation can be found with legal traditions that have governed commercial enterprises and transactions for centuries. Strong contract relationships and effective regulation will be built on that foundation. These laws apply to education more now as institutions aggressively engage domestic and global markets that feature more diverse providers, products and student consumers. In these markets, students must be able to exercise freedom of contract rights and access the providers and products of their choice and not only those that others choose for them or needlessly restrict them to. Education quality assurance should operate like systems in other commercial sectors with the focus on real products that are merchantable and reasonably fit for the ordinary purposes they were produced, sold and consumed for - to help a student achieve a learning objective, to credibly assess and validate the learning achievement and to authoritatively declare the achievement to the world. Issues of cost and debt are also best addressed with a focus on the product and product innovation and not reliance on government money. _______ "John Boon has written a thoroughly researched, carefully crafted, and well organized account of the legal challenges faced by colleges and universities. The scope of the book is broad, and it explores numerous important legal issues in detail, from postsecondary operational concerns through student issues that are regularly litigated. Practicing attorneys, administrators, scholars of higher education law, regulators and students will find this excellent book, with its easily readable format and attention to detail, to be a valuable tool and resource." Kerry Brian Melear, Associate Professor, University of Mississippi _______ John Boon, J.D. John Boon is a lawyer working globally from Vancouver, Canada. He has represented scores of education providers and institutions. He views education as the most important industry in the world because all persons, business sectors and societies depend on it and because it is a huge economic generator in its own right.