Salman Khan has received global acclaim for his videos on Khan Academy which have kicked off a discussion about how to leverage online learning within education. However, most of the press I see misunderstands his philosophy which is laid out in his new book “The One World School House: Education Reimagined.” While technology plays a key role in attaining global reach, this is just a small part of his vision for the future.
He understands the difficulty of changing large systems and so he hasn’t written a manifesto. Rather, the book is a mixture of personal anecdotes, a history lesson, and some very detailed ideas for change that are breathtaking in their scope. Since those are not getting enough attention, I want to paraphrase a few below.