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"Last week Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sold their platform to a for-profit company for $800 million.
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Before the sale, edX was academe’s public option — a mission-aligned satellite of the brick-and-mortar campus. Now all the major players in the sector are profiteers, legally obligated to maximize shareholder return."

– Jefferson Pooley, for Chronicle.com

chronicle.com/article/mit-and-
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