Freeman Dyson talks to Charles Petersen about Richard Holmes’s book ‘The Age of Wonder,’ his own education in chemistry and poetry, and how amateur biotechnology might help solve the problem of global warming. To read Dyson’s article, or his other work for the Review, please visit nybooks.com
Tutoring is a $4 billion business, and that figure is going up. Once an upper-class phenomenon, tutoring is spreading, thanks to competitive pressures and the No Child Left Behind law. And some children even find the extra lessons enjoyable.
The Khan Academy is a leading online education tool. Founder Salman Khan started the company after tutoring his niece who was struggling with middle school math. His new book is The One World Schoolhouse and he speaks with host Michel Martin.