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Allow Coursera to offer their courses to Minnesota residents

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Minnesotans value education. This cannot be questioned. So you would think an organization like Coursera would be welcome in their state. Not so.

Coursera offers free online courses of unquestionably high quality from Stanford and many other prestigious universities. However, they've recently been told that they are not welcome to offer their courses to Minnesota students, citing a decades old law that is supposedly meant to protect consumers. This law doesn't allow any college or university to offer classes in Minnesota without the permission of the state government.

This law was intended to target degree granting programs. Naturally, Minnesota doesn't want any bogus organizations granting non-accredited degrees to its residents. However, Coursera is not a degree granting program. Its purpose is merely free education - nothing more, nothing less. If Minnesota really values education, they should be as ecstatic as the rest of the nation to learn that their residents can get quality education absolutely free of charge. But they've made it clear to Coursera that they're not welcome.

Please sign my petition and tell the Minnesota state government to unconditionally allow Coursera to offer their services to Minnesota residents who seek to further their education.



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