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.