Blackboard Co-Founder Urges ‘Disarmament’ Between Edtech Companies and Academics
JUNE 26, 2017
Matthew Pittinsky wants the equivalent of disarmament talks between edtech companies and colleges. He has seen the situation from both sides, having spent years as a leader of Blackboard (he co-founded it 20 years ago), then heading back to school to get a PhD and become a professor, all before returning to business to become CEO of Parchment. Let’s rewind 20 years, to when you co-founded Blackboard. You made an interesting decision after you left Blackboard.