This Is What Happens When Charter Schools Think Big

Match Beyond has a bodacious goal: To invent a college program that wipes out undergraduate debt and cures poverty.

Not the rarefied college designed for that by-the-bootstraps, defy-the-odds high school senior trotted out for interviews and inspirational speeches when visitors come to high-poverty schools looking for their scholarship success stories.

Nope, this is something that could be far more authentic and a lot more pragmatic. This is a program for college dropouts, single parents and marginally employed adults whose lives and limited resources make a traditional college experience an expensive gamble.