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19 years old
"I joined ZTC to figure out more about myself, learn how to educate myself more and which direction I should follow in my life. I j..."
"I joined ZTC because I'm fed up with the notion of the college degree being the 'be-all end-all' for everyone. I believe that life..."
24 years old
"I graduated from college in 2012 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Computer Science. Since that day, I've continued my educati..."
108 years old
"From k-8th grade I was in private school, public school, and an arts school. Finally free from forced classes at 15, I've been try..."
North Berwick , ME
18 years old
"I joined ZTC because I'm a high school drop-out who has come to the realization that a formal education has not and will not be be..."
31 years old
"I am enamored with autodidactic learning. While floating around the Web one day I landed on ZTC. It seems like a wonderful concept..."
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