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Salman Khan: The Messiah of Math - "His free website, dubbed the Khan Academy, may well be the most popular educational site in the world. Last month about 2 million students visited. MIT's OpenCourseWare site, by comparison, has been around since 2001 and averages 1 million visits each month... "...he wasn't and still isn't sure the Khan Academy should be a business. Because it's a nonprofit, it's able to attract all kinds of talented dreamers, many of whom work for free... Giving away effective methods for mastering the world's knowledge presents a Napster-like challenge for companies such as London-based Pearson and McGraw-Hill... 'We're seeing 70 percent on average improvement on the pre-algebra topics in those classrooms. It definitely tells us it's not derailing anything. All the indicators say that something profound looks like it's happening.' "