Elon Musk says college is 'basically for fun and not for learning'

theguardian | March 10, 2020

The Tesla billionaire Elon Musk thinks people “don’t need college to learn stuff” and says jobs at his companies should not require a degree. “Did Shakespeare go to college?” he asked. “Probably not.” At the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington DC on Monday, an audience member told Musk she noticed that many job postings at his company SpaceX require a bachelor’s degree and say a master’s degree is preferred – despite Musk having been vocal about not requiring a college degree for jobs at his companies. “With more jobs asking for higher levels of degrees,” the audience member said, “scholarships are not changing amounts and it’s getting harder and harder every year to pay tuition, even with using scholarships. How can college and industries make it easier to afford college?”

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The annual Florida District Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) is held in the spring for over 2,000 students and chaperones. DCON includes district officer elections, international candidate endorsement, club officer/member training, keynote and motivational speakers, individual and club awards, zone caucuses, and social events.

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The annual Florida District Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) is held in the spring for over 2,000 students and chaperones. DCON includes district officer elections, international candidate endorsement, club officer/member training, keynote and motivational speakers, individual and club awards, zone caucuses, and social events.

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