The current certificate-based educational system allows people to get degrees without learning anything useful while the universities earn a lot. Such a system arose after the fall of the Roman Empire when power shifted to rent-seeking clergy and guilds which established the first centralized universities, which monopolized education and trade.
SORA Apprentice fixes training by bringing back the apprenticeship system espoused by Adam Smith, derived from the original Roman system of education. In this decentralized system, students are free to choose their teachers and pay with their own work as apprentices or the future value of their wages through income sharing agreements. In this way, education spreads freely, leading to a population more capable of advancing and prospering.
A young man’s education would be more effective, less tedious and expensive if he began working diligently as a journeyman. He would be paid in proportion to the little work he could do. Wealth of Nations Book 1, Chap 10
While SORA Apprentice is for informal education, SORA Learn is for formal learning. It splits learning into 1-month modules which end in a written or practical test or proof of learning, and can be mixed and matched with other modules from other colleges to create custom skill sets that are natural to each person. To find employment, one just has to find the jobs that require the modules that have been studied. In this way, students don't have to learn useless things and employers don't have to pay for unecessary educational expenses. Modules on morality, nationalism, life skills, etc can be mandated by law if needed.
In general, the discipline of colleges and universities is contrived for the interest or ease of the masters, not for the benefit of the students. Wealth of Nations Book 5, Chap 1, Article 2
Both SORA Apprentice and SORA Learn reduce the cost of education by connecting learning modules directly to industry and society through SORA Jobs. For those that cannot even afford this less expensive education, SORA Pledge is available to connect donors and investors to aspiring students. It allows income sharing agreements (ISAs) between students and investors, with oversight from the school being enrolled into. Unlike normal ISAs such as Purdue University's Back a Boiler Program, SORA Pledge is a crowdsourced and hyperlocal.Learn more about SORA Pledge