Many people are wondering whether there is a bubble in educational technology. Has too much venture capital been invested in the sector? Have valuations gotten too high? My answer is that there is a bubble in ideas that won't work and a dearth of capital for ideas that can work.
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Strangely, Amazon has not yet disrupted educational publishing or educational technology. They have not yet gone after Pearson or Cengage or McGraw Hill Education or Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Amazon does not really publish its own textbooks, and Amazon has not to date focused on selling textbooks to K-12 school districts. This may be because Amazon has traditionally focused on direct-to-consumer sales.