Another contemporary educational initiative: http://www.learntobe.org
The question here, I think, is: What are we learning to be?
From the “About Us” page:
MISSION: To provide free online tutoring and academic resources to underserved communities.
The Learn To Be Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that operates solely on donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations. It was organized exclusively for educational purposes on the principle of using the World Wide Web as a medium for people of all ages to grasp their educational potential. The Foundation’s hope is to foster and cultivate free online tutoring services that are driven by a community of users dedicated to teaching and mentoring those in need.
The backbone of the Foundation’s website includes tutoring sessions that occur online with the tutor and the student communicating via audio and a virtual whiteboard to create a seamless transition from one-on-one in-person tutoring to one-on-one online tutoring. Today, there are over one hundred Learn To Be Certified Tutors helping students across the country.
Learn To Be works with schools and organizations to provide tutoring to students in Grades K-8 in the following subjects:
- Language Arts