For 400 years, higher education in the US has been on a roll. From Harvard asking Galileo to be a guest professor in the 1600s to millions tuning in to watch a team of unpaid athletes play another team of unpaid athletes in some college sporting event, the amount of time and money and prestige in the college world has been climbing.
If Seth Godin's prescience is accurate, I wonder how such a recalibration will hit independent schools, especially ones that follow a trajectory that parallels that of higher education? It's food for thought, and it's an issue that boards should start to wrestle with. What would we do, indeed?