Khan Academy is getting recognition….

… from education philanthropist Bill Gates, from TED. If you have not been following Salman Khan, try the TED Talk first. Then investigate Khan Academy first hand. Education does not have to be mired in the old industrial model followed by US public school systems.

Fast Company:

In 2008, Sal Khan had a bright future making millions as a hedge fund manager. He gave it up to produce low-budget math films on YouTube for free. Fortunately, hidden among his millions of loyal students, were the wealthiest of educational philanthropists, Bill Gates and the Google Foundation. Now, with a whole lot of cash and even more street cred, Khan aims to demote the institution of “school” to just one of many educational options.