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LIVE from the NYPL: The One World Schoolhouse: SALMAN KHAN & CARLOS SLIM in conversation with JOEL KLEIN

November 2, 2012

How can we improve our schools for the 21st century?   

 Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, believes that his interactive videos, used by millions of students, parents, and teachers across the world, can revolutionize education. Mexican businessman and philanthropist Carlos Slim agrees: "Sal Khan has developed the best and most cost-efficient way to use technology to bring universal high-quality education, creativity, and innovation to all."

Both will discuss this vision for the future in a lively conversation moderated by Joel Klein, the former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education.
SALMAN KHAN is the founder of the Khan Academy (, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education for “anyone anywhere” in the world. His new book, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, includes his diagnosis of the problems in America’s current education system and solutions for fostering creativity among students and utilizing technology effectively in the classroom.
CARLOS SLIM HELÚ has been a businessman and investor since 1952. He has served as vice chairman of the Mexican Stock Exchange and chairman of the Mexican Association of Brokerage Firms. As a philanthropist, Slim has contributed to business and community development in Mexico and Latin America to improve education, health, sports focused in social support and development, justice, employment as well as the fine arts.
JOEL KLEIN is the CEO of the Education Division (now called Amplify) and Executive Vice President, Office of the Chairman, at News Corporation, where he also serves on the Board of Directors. Prior to that, Klein was Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education where he oversaw a system of over 1,600 schools with 1.1 million students, 136,000 employees and a $22 billion budget.