Opinion

Want to Succeed? Quit School

It may seem counterintuitive, incentivizing our best students to drop out of school. But that's what the Thiel Foundation is doing: offering $100,000 this week to its first batch of teenagers in a "20 Under 20" program. All selectees must leave school for two years and become entrepreneurs, studying independently (with help from the foundation) in areas that include biotech, education, energy, mobility, robotics, space, information technology, and economics and finance.