For college graduates in their 20’s or 30’s facing few job prospects and excessive student debt, graduate school can seem a promising way to sit out the recession. It’s far from a sure bet, though: there’s no guarantee of future employment, it only adds to the mounting debt post-undergrads face, and it consumes time and resources that could be better devoted to making things. But there are alternatives. Don’t Go Back To School is a project by author, NYU instructor, and Yale graduate school dropout Kio Stark exploring other ways to facilitate post-undergrad learning. Stark recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the “handbook for independent learning that shows you how to learn almost anything without school,” which will include interviews with autodidacts such as Cory Doctorow, Dan Sinker, and Quinn Norton about how they learned a wide variety of subjects including programming, writing, design, art, engineering, business, languages, and much more.