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Why I Don’t Offer “Student Discounts”

I sell courses online. Sometimes a potential buyer asks me if I offer student discounts.

“You pay entirely too much to someone else for education, and now you want to use that as an excuse to pay me entirely too little for education?”

I understand the student’s perspective.

Student discounts are for things that are not education. They’re for software, mobile phone service, or pizza.

We all know that education in the U.S. is absurdly expensive. Federal student loan debt is $1.3 trillion.

What’s signaling?

The value of a college degree.

How to crack the code of how to find great employable people.

Developers and Designers.

I don’t want to empower a bully.

The online educator.



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David Kadavy

Author, ‘Mind Management, Not Time Management’ Former design & productivity advisor to Timeful (Google acq’d).