Christian Science Monitor recently featured Charles Koch Institute (CKI) partner Schoolhouse.world and its founder Sal Khan as part of an in-depth look at how tutoring is transforming education.
Schoolhouse.world is a free, global online tutoring platform that has helped millions of learners overcome academic challenges during the pandemic. The article focuses on the experiences of a teenaged tutor helping a 52-year-old earn his high-school diploma. This story challenges the notion that education needs to look a certain way, or is reserved for learners of a certain age, delivered by instructors with only a certain set of credentials. As the author noted, “Implemented creatively and broadly, tutoring can create a world where grades and school buildings matter far less than they do now, and where everyone, young and old, can become both a teacher and a learner.”
The article also features CKI Director of K-12 Education Policy Lisa Snell who recently wrote an op-ed demonstrating how programs like Schoolhouse.world provide an effective and more impactful alternative to “a national, centralized tutoring program” that “would create a slow response, where politics and process will stand in the way of students’ needs.”
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