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Class ClownsHow the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education$
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Jonathan A. Knee

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231179287

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231179287.001.0001

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Lessons from Clown School

Lessons from Clown School

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(p.202) Chapter Six Lessons from Clown School
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Class Clowns
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Jonathan A. Knee

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231179287.003.0007

The final section of Class Clowns tries to draw some conclusions from the analyses and case studies. Ten lessons are drawn that should provide guardrails to anyone seeking to play in the education domain. Broadly, the failures highlighted fall into three broad buckets: misguided ambition, misunderstood markets and faulty execution. None of these phenomena are unique to education, but their application takes on a very particular shape in the educational context.

Keywords:   Case studies, Investing, Mistakes

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