What If All Schools Began As Kickstarter Campaigns?

Kickstarter is doing something remarkable.

The website, which crowdsources raising capital by cultivating a community of “investors” eager to get projects they believe in off the ground, reverses the onus for evaluating the potential of an idea from seasoned investors to Joe Public.

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In doing so, it’s allowing for good ideas to be given a chance not simply due to their perceived profitability, but by the passion of a userbase of literal investors. Those that invest are given access to the perks of their early adoption, incentivizing not only financial contribution, but guaranteeing at least some semblance of a user community upon launch.

While the long-term viability of such a model is still up for debate, anything that shifts old power (and disrupts) has to be a good thing. Right?

What would happen if schools were born this way–through pitching ideas to an attentive public who were invested in the project from the beginning?