Jan Seiter Posted almost 3 years ago Is the internet, not formal education, the new great equalizer? Several postings have commented that their idea of school is different than anothers'...THIS is the POINT. In the US, our version of school is unique. If you want to know why our old model of education is working so well in third world countries now, it's because it DOES work, and is based on the industrial model of school. But industry is no longer the typical bedrock business of our economy. Our economy is based more on information and talent sharing, and this is the model of 'school' that needs to be explored.