“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world”

Nelson Mandela

Historically, our educational system's goal has been to teach students' curriculum in an efficient way, resulting in a production model. Traditionally, society has viewed a college education as a gateway to employment. However, that has not helped the 53% of 2012 college graduates who have been unemployed or underemployed. It bears repeating that 65% of today's grade school students will end up in jobs that have not yet been invented.

The U.S. presently spends significant amounts of money on an assembly line education system, using the standardization and production models of passive students who listen to teachers' lectures all day long, five days a week. But very little has been done to ensure that students actually learn or acquire skills—and to discover how life-changing that process can be. After all, curricula can be standardized, but learning cannot be standardized, since no two brains are the same, contends Salman Khan of the Khan Academy.

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