We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's a better name for this wonderful business. Go onto their site and have them mail you their catalogues. It is a wholesome addiction.
Heather MacDonald has a good piece on the company at City Journal. They are making money. Wow - for-profit education. I actually had the idea of doing that before The Teaching Company existed. There's a big difference between idle dreamers and effective entrepreneurs, ain't there?
We use them often, but tend towards the courses on sale. If you go through ten or so of their courses, randomly-selected, you'll probably know more than the average recent college grad today.
"If you go through ten or so of their courses, randomly-selected, you'll probably know more than the average recent college grad today."
I knew more than these folks when I graduated from college 40 years ago. That said, we have gone through quite a number of these courses, often more than once, starting with the Classical Music series, science and linguistics. We get to know the really great teachers and buy every course they give.
My local library carries many of these so I've listened to many....mostly history , literature, philosophy...all things that interest me now, but that I snoozed thru during college.( young and dumb) I really enjoy them.