via Slate: Hyper-libertarian Facebook billionaire Peter Thiel's appalling plan to pay students to quit college.
Thiel's latest crusade is his worst yet... The Thiel Fellowship will pay would-be entrepreneurs under 20 $100,000 in cash to drop out of school. In announcing the program, Thiel made clear his contempt for American universities which, like governments, he believes, cost more than they're worth and hinder what really matters in life, namely starting tech companies. His scholarships are meant as an escape hatch from these insufficiently capitalist institutions of higher learning.I'm simply wondering if professors will be allowed to nominate students for these fellowships.