EdTech startups are disrupting education for global good

Silicon Angle:

Government bodies trying to alleviate global issues like illiteracy, disease and poverty commonly face daunting statistics, logistic challenges and funding shortages. For example, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization estimates that 617 million children today are not achieving minimum reading and math proficiency.

How can this and other such problems be addressed? Should government organizations let technology startups bring the convenience, accessibility and cost savings they’ve brought to business and consumer domains into the public sector?