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Wednesday, December 09, 2015 11:46 AM

In Support of Free Online Education

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I have written on numerous occasions that the cost of education in the US is ridiculously high.

One solution is affordable online education.

If Everyone Pitched In

Yesterday, I received an email from Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy.

His motto is "You can learn anything. For Free. For Everyone. Forever."

With fewer than 100 employees, Khan Academy serves more than 15 million users each month with over 100,000 videos and exercises.

Email from Khan

Hi Mish

As you may know, Khan Academy is a small nonprofit with a big mission: a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. It's an ambitious goal, and we rely on donations from people like you to keep working toward it.

If all of you pitched in just $3, it would fund all of our work for the next year.

All gifts made in December are being matched by a group of our supporters, so I hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to pitch in and double your impact.

Your support will help us keep building free content and making the site even better for millions of learners around the world.

All the best,

Sal Khan
Founder, Khan Academy
For free, for everyone, forever.
Free vs. Free Market

Nothing is really "free" of course. The academy depends on donations.

But the academy is a "free market" solution that does not depend on government handouts. It's a model we should all embrace. And donations are tax deductible.

I believe most Mish readers can afford a bit more than the $3 Khan asks. Regardless, whatever you can contribute, even $1 is appreciated.

If you share Khan's vision, please Make a Donation Today.

All gifts made in December will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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