Work in public education? You might be an investor in Chegg

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Think you can sell Juan B. Gutiérrez on Chegg? Probably not. The University of Texas at San Antonio math professor and department chair is a critic of the ed-tech platform. He says he’s witnessed firsthand how the site’s services can be co-opted by bad actors, and he believes the company owes much of its success and profitability to academic misconduct. ‘I definitely condemn that business model,’ Gutiérrez said. Gutiérrez also happens to be an investor in Chegg — one of the more than 1.5 million current and former public-education employees who count on the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to manage their retirement savings.”

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