The purpose of the Henry George Schools has always been to help people learn the fundamentals of political economy. Our school has always been open to all interested adults, there are no exams or required papers (only optional self-scored quizzes and a final evaluation of the course by the student). Our students are diverse, including working and retired adults as well as college students and members of the leisure classes.
As many students have told us, what you’ll learn at the Henry George School can be a lot more valuable than the contents of many courses at expensive “accredited” institutions. Finally, thru the Herculean efforts of the Henry George Institute, such institutions may award you credit for studies at the Henry George School.
There are, of course, some special restrictions and difficulties. First, you need to take all three courses in our “principles of political economy” sequence (Progress & Poverty, Applied Economics/International Trade, Economic Science). These are ordinarily taken in consecutive terms, but on request may be scheduled for completion more rapidly.
Second, you must study with an accredited HGS instructor (not all are yet), but this can generally be arranged regardless of who the scheduled instructor may be. Third, you must pass an examination by the Henry George Institute. Fourth, there is a cost, $250 beyond the regular $25/course HGS registration fee. This money goes to the Henry George Institute (who expended cash as well as much effort to make it possible), and is less than just about any public or private college would charge for equivalent credits.
What you get, upon completing the above, is a recommendation for awarding of 3 credit hours. We think colleges will accept this, but because it is a new program we cannot be certain and we encourage you to check with your accredited institution first. Some additional details are here.
If you think you might want to take advantage of this program, email us or phone us at 312 450 2906.
"To make that a crime by statute which is no crime in morals, is inevitably to destroy respect for the law."
- Henry George