With his virtual YouTube school, former hedge fund manager Sal Khan is on a mission to provide an excellent, free education to anyone, anywhere.
Former Bay Area hedge fund manager Sal Khan’s virtual YouTube school, The Khan Academy, is on a mission to provide an excellent education to anyone, anywhere, and for free. Started in 2004 with videos Khan created to tutor his cousins, this Harvard MBA's lessons now have over 10 million YouTube views- more than the free lectures posted by Khan’s other alma mater, MIT. His videos teach math concepts from basic addition to calculus, almost every science topic imaginable, and even break down the Geithner Plan. GOOD's Liz Dwyer talked to Kahn about how virtual schools might revolutionize the educational landscape.
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