The Khan Academy: Free, world-class education available online.Submitted by fishyculture on Sat, 12/15/2012 - 16:15
Vi Hart is the math genius featured in a recent popular thread (math doodles.) I was exploring her youtube channel today and came to the conclusion that this is an exceptionally brilliant person, and got curious what her day job was. She lists herself as a member of the staff at Khan Academy, and I followed the link. What I found blew my mind.
This is a team of some of the brightest young minds around, teaming up to make education available to anyone willing to invest their time. You don't get a degree, but I can see a day when employers would prefer a badge from Khan over a degree.
They have lessons in "Fractional Reserve Banking" that concludes with this commentary:
The guy is no Ron Paul but he does pretty darn well, and no kid is going to hear this in public school.
This is how we restore education, by participating and supporting efforts like this. Actually, this is how we take education to heights never imagined, where anyone truly can learn anything, just for taking the time to seek answers.