1. Currently, 20% of all men and 1/7 of all women between 20 and 24 lack a high school diploma, making it difficult for them to get good-paying jobs.
  2. About 38% of the $7.76 billion education-technology market goes to “instructional support.” Companies providing that support earned some $892 million–mostly for assessment and testing products.
  3. A SmartBrief survey on education technology found that 33.88% of teachers said that technology in the classroom is the most significant issue in education technology; 25.62% said it online education.
  4. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that about 2 million students are home schooled.
  5. According to the Center for Education Reform, there are now about 6,000 charter schools educating some 2 million students across the country.