Khan Academy on Illinois pensions

Khan Academy on Illinois pensions

Posted by Mike Riopell on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:29

The free online school of everything has taken on the Illinois pension crisis.

This video is from Khan Academy, the heralded online video series that can teach you about algebra, physics or whatever else you want to learn when you have nothing else to do.

Their explanation of pension problems hurting government budgets focuses on Illinois. And it highlights how education funding gets hit when the state has to pay more toward retirement costs.

One line stuck out to us, though, right at the end. It's when narrator Salman Khan - A man trying to find solutions to vast education problems - weighs in on Illinois' pension pickle and how it they might be fixed.

"I don't envy the people that have to make these decisions," he says.

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