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Sal Khan, A Teacher With Millions of Students

Six years ago, Salman Khan – known to his family and friends as Sal – was an analyst for a hedge fund in Boston.  When his well-loved aunt living in New Orleans asked him to help her son, Sal’s cousin, with algebra, Sal did what every loving cousin would do, he agreed. 

But, how to manage the distance? A plugged-in young professional, Sal used YouTube.  In Boston, he videoed his tutorials in front of a blackboard so his young cousin could see the work on the blackboard while listening to his explanation.... read more >


Lilly Ledbetter, Equal Pay Activist

For almost twenty years, Lilly Ledbetter worked at a Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant in Alabama.  As she neared retirement, she learned that she was paid much less than the men who held the same job.  She was paid $3,727 a month while the men were paid from $4,286 to $5,236 a month for the very same work.¹

A jury found in her favor, that she was the victim of pay discrimination.  But it didn’t end there.  Her employer took the case to the Supreme Court where her claim was denied because she... read more >