Dr. John Sperling knew what it meant to rise against all odds. A poor farm boy from the Missouri Ozarks, he battled a learning disability and had to work his way through school to earn a PhD.
The challenges he faced inspired John, at age 55, to want a better path for students like him. He saw adult learners struggling with rigid class schedules, often taking 6–10 years to earn a degree.
And it gave him a revolutionary idea: