22 March 2011

Why Do Teachers' Unions Hate Salman Khan?

Recent Salman Khan talk at TED

Watch the video and you'll get an idea why the powers-that-be in the huge $multi-billion education racket hate this unassuming self-made educator.

Imagine: A man without teaching credentials dares to use YouTube to create a free to all educational empire that hopes to move education out of the 19th century into the 21st. A man who makes teaching videos from his home closet studio -- videos which threaten the "dumbing down" culture of government education.

Unless you watch the video, then visit KhanAcademy.org to learn the details of the system, you may wonder what all the fuss is about.

Some of you may even be tempted to join the government unions with their pitch-forks and torches, marching up the hill toward Salman Khan's modest home. There have always been those with the compulsion to kill anything they can't understand. Sadly, most of them ended up in education, unions, government, the legal profession, the environmental left's dieoff.orgy movement, or the media.

But imagine if Salman Khan actually succeeds in his goal. Imagine the unleashing of the human mind into a world of knowledge, science, and technology that spiraled upward like NASA's dreams of a space-future from back in the 1960s, or Kurzweils ideas of an exponential future?

It's got to be better than the Idiocracy. Why not give it a chance?


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Blogger SwampWoman said...

I LOVE Salman Khan! I highly recommend his site.

Unfortunately, many students aren't sufficiently motivated to go forth and pursue knowledge by themselves for themselves.

Tuesday, 22 March, 2011  
Blogger al fin said...

Besides Khan's tremendous contribution to free, self-paced, online learning, he is also invaluable for the inspiration his work provides.

Khan is incredibly knowledgeable in many areas, but he cannot provide a full spectrum education by himself. Others need to take the production tools like Khan has put together and contribute their own wisdom and knowledge to the online pool.

Friday, 25 March, 2011  

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