Has the Online Learning Industry Run Amok? Conversation with Hedge-Fund Manager & Ed Reformer Whitney Tilson

Whitney Tilson created quite a stir, in financial and education sectors, when he declared that the online learning industry had “run amok.” The hedge-fund manager/ed reformer publicly announced in September that he was “shorting” K12 stock, causing serious ripples in the stock market and in education circles. Tilson joins the Education Town Hall this week to discuss K12 and the state of online learning as well as, time permitting, additional education topics.

NASDAQ report

NASDAQ report on K12, from Education Week’s ‘Learning Hard…Lessons'”

Here’s your chance to hear directly from Mr. Tilson. The Education Town Hall is hosting Whitney Tilson, tomorrow, 10/31, at 11 a.m. eastern.

Listen via the “Tune In” or “Listen Live” links on We Act Radio or at 1480 on the AM dial, in the DC area.

Call with comments or questions, between 11 a.m. and noon: 202-889-9797.
Email questions/comments in advance to thomas.byrd@yahoo.com.

Please note that K12 Inc. was invited to participate or share a statement but declined.

K12 and Tilson Background

Here’s the October 3 WeActEd report, complete with link to Tilson’s 130-page presentation on K12 finances and its education and enrollment models.

Here is another financial analyst’s response to Tilson, “What the Short Case Gets Wrong.”

For additional background, please see Education Week’s article, K12 Inc. Learning Hard Management, Financial Lessonsbut be sure to read before Friday, 11/1, during their free access period.

The Education Town Hall is broadcast Thursdays at 11 a.m. (Eastern) on We Act Radio.

Listen on-line at We Act Radio

In the DC Metro Area: WPWC 1480 AM

Full recordings are archived for later discussion and sharing. Comments and guest blogs also welcome.



Whitney Tilson’s blogs — A Right Denied and EdReform



Categories: corporate influence in schools, DC-Area Education, education corporations, National Issues, on-line learning

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