As they did with mobile phones, emerging markets can leapfrog inefficient models of higher education. Spire is the first model to enable this jump, combining online content from elite US universities, offline instructional design from the best charter schools, and apprenticeship with top local employers. The result is a world-class education for half the cost of existing options, making the future of higher education available today to thousands of underserved students in emerging markets.

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