Expanding Access of Education
"Only 22% of the world finishes high school, and only 55% finish sixth grade. Those are just appalling numbers. As a species, we’re wasting almost four-fifths of the talent we produce. What if the person who invents a grand unified theory of physics is growing up in Africa and never gets a chance? What if the girl who invents a cure for ovarian cancer is growing up in some Cambodian fishing village and never gets a chance? I want to solve the access problem for the human race once and for all. We’ve always had this problem, and no one talks about it because we’ve always had it. Of the 1.25 billion kids in the world, a billion won’t finish high school. That’s a tragedy, a preventable tragedy."
~Jose Ferreira, Founder and CEO of Knewton