65 million children of primary school age are out of school, and over 100 million others do not have access to education of adequate quality. The statistics in most developing countries–for both access and quality of education–get worse for secondary, vocational and advanced education. Public education systems are under-funded, and lack appropriate incentives and accountability; and private alternatives are sub-scale. The rapidly evolving space of low-cost tablet computers, cloud-based content, and remote instruction is promising to drive fundamental changes.
We are currently evaluating the feasibility of high-potential education technology, and will shortly decide whether or not it undertake it.