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A free, quality education for anyone, anywhere remains a worldwide goal that is within reach for the first time in this digital age, so envisions Salman Khan
, the founder of the Khan Academy. He has created a free online education platform offering video tutorials that have attracted thousands of students from around the world who respond to the practical and relaxed style of learning.
Khan appears at the Smithsonian to discuss with Secretary Wayne Clough his remarkable story and his core idea of liberating teachers from lecturing and opening up the classroom for truly instructive interaction. In 2012, Time magazine named him to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. His book, The One World Schoolhouse (Twelve), is available for signing following the program.