It is one thing to be ignorant, but quite another to be totally committed to staying that way.

It's to be expected that Free-Ed.Net would not appeal to some people. Here are some questions that are based upon actual queries and comments we have received from our critics.


Why isn't your school accredited? Is it because you are so far below grade that no one will accredit you?
First, we are not accredited because we choose not to be. Accreditation—when it is something more than a marketing gimmick—places a load of requirements on the school that we could not tolerate.
How can you in good conscience use commercial advertising on an education site?
We are quite aware of the noble position that learning should not be tainted with ungodly commercialization. But we would rather use our limited resources building more and better learning opportunities that running about doing dog-and-pony shows for potential donors.
Why do you clutter your pages with so many ads?
Huh? Most pages have only two banner ads, one of the left side of the page and one at the bottom. Some older pages also have a third ad on the right side of the page, but we are phasing them out because of mobile issues. Furthermore, we never place ads at the top of the page nor interrupt the flow of information through the middle section.
What good is taking your courses if we don't get a diploma?
Taking diploma-free courses at Free-Ed.Net does a whole lot of good by developing abilities to catch a vision, plan, execute, struggle and win. When someone can develop this kind of character, a diploma is irrelevant. It is a terrible mistake to think a diploma entitles a person to anything that approaches the value of learning to learn. (Just note the huge numbers of unemployed who thought their diplomas were passports to economic security).
Don't you ever bother to proofread your pages? I found a page with three typos and misspelled words. This is supposed to be an education site!
We are aware that there are numerous errors of the kind you cite here. But our resources are limited and the opportunities for gathering, organizing, and presenting truly meaningful learning resources are growing every day. It's a matter of priorities, and, regrettably, we have to make choices in this regard. If you wish to help make Free-Ed.Net look "better educated," I suggest you put away your Grammar Police badge and send us corrections for the errors you find.
Everything free? Bull***. Every place I click takes me to a place that asks for money. You are a rip-off artist!
I am sorry to learn of your difficulty:  Most Web newbees have trouble distinguishing ads from serious on-site links. Advertising on Free-Ed.Net is found only along the side and bottom of the page. It's tragic that there are people whose intellect is challenged by such a difficult concept.
I tried one of your so-called "short courses" and was directed to an online book that had 90 percent of the blocked off. What good is that?
If you look carefully, the title of the course lines up with the one or two chapters of the online book that are not blocked. My empathy rises up for today's employers who are so desperately seeking people who can actually succeed with the resources at hand. One look at the hundreds of cut-and-paste job applications, and you are seeing hundreds of lazy whiners who have no imagination and put far more effort into creative bitching than productive work.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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