Did you know that Curriki originated from the idea that technology could play a crucial role in breaking down the barriers of the Education Divide, i.e., the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not?
To this point, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal dubbed the SAT test the Student Affluence Test (aka Scholastic Aptitude Test) and showed some troubling statistics. “On average, students in 2014 in every income bracket outscored students in a lower bracket on every section of the test, according to calculations from the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (also known as FairTest), using data provided by the College Board, which administers the test.”
Perhaps it’s not surprising that students from more affluent backgrounds scored higher on the SATs. Their parents make more money because they’re likely college-educated. Many live in neighborhoods with higher performing schools. And they have the option to hire in-home private tutors or attend after-school tutoring centers.
But not everyone has those opportunities.
Free Learning Resources Available to Anyone, Anywhere
Here at Curriki, we want to make learning possible for anyone, anywhere in the world. And here’s the best part – it’s completely free. There are more than 57,000 free, high-quality resources for you to download, use, or customize.
Can’t afford a tutor? Sal Khan’s videos are very popular and you can find tutorials on everything from Algebra 1 to Biology and Projectile Motion. STEMbite offers some great videos too that cover math and the sciences. There’s also A Survivor’s Guide to College Writing.
The goal of Curriki is to make a high-quality education universally available. Join Curriki today: http://www.curriki.org
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