Education Without Borders

By Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Synnovation, p. 68-69. Related podcast here.

No one questions the right to learn, yet more than 100 million children worldwide do not have access to a primary education. Knowledge should never be proprietary.

While the No Child Left Behind Act helps to address this problem in the United States, the child we’re holding back here and around the world, because of lack of Internet access and other economic hurdles, is of equal disaster and needs help, too. The solution to this challenge is simpler than you think. In the Participation Age, an age in which everyone and everything is interacting on The Network, the first step is to open source education.