Elon Musk’s secretive LA private school doesn’t just teach spelling and math — it also asks students ethics and critical thinking puzzles you usually don’t see elsewhere

RETURERS/Stephen Lam and ClassDojo & Ad Astra Conundrums Elon Musk‘s Ad Astra school and educational software developer ClassDojo are introducing a set of “Conundrums” for elementary and middle school students. The Conundrums involve open-ended critical thinking and ethics challenges. They address questions that children may not normally encounter in a standard curriculum. ClassDojo shared a […]

“A huge outlier”: Musk’s Tesla buyout tweet could get him in legal trouble

Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich) Elon Musk left traders scratching their heads last week after tweeting that he was thinking about taking Tesla private for $ 420 per share—and had “funding secured” to do so. Musk finally cleared up some of the confusion on Monday, publishing a blog post saying that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund […]

‘It was, at best, hasty and naive, and, at worst, manipulative’: Experts slam Elon Musk’s confusing defense of why he tweeted ‘funding secured’ (TSLA)

Rebecca Cook / Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk released a statement on Monday in which he shed light on some of the questions raised last week by his statements about taking the company private. But Musk’s explanation is incomplete and raises new questions, experts say. Musk’s new statement doesn’t back up his claim last week […]

There’s a big problem with Elon Musk’s plan to take Tesla private

Enlarge / Elon Musk. (credit: Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW) When I asked University of Arizona legal scholar William Sjostrom about the way Elon Musk announced his plan to take Tesla private, he was scathing. “A securities attorney would say ‘what the hell are you doing?’” Sjostrom told me on Wendesday. When making a big, market-moving announcement, […]

Employee email explains Elon Musk’s plan to take Tesla private

Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2015. (credit: Lee Hutchinson) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sent out an email to employees explaining his plan—first disclosed in a cryptic tweet—to turn Tesla into a privately held company. “As a public company, we are subject to wild swings in our stock price that can be a major distraction […]