* For their guidance with this chapter, I am grateful to John Hennessy, President of Stanford University; Rick Levin, President Emeritus of Yale University (and CEO of Coursera); Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; Daphne Koller, Co-founder and President of Coursera; and Salman Khan, Founder and CEO of Khan Academy.
“Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.”1
Can you guess which famous person said these prophetic words? Hint: It’s a former U.S. President.
Still stumped? Well, the answer is actually easy: almost every U.S. President has said something along these lines about education. For example, consider Thomas ...