Wednesday, December 26, 2007

On eating global dust...

"In my view, global education standards have passed the U.S. by and our current generation of students is in danger of not being globally competitive.

When it was Finland and Singapore ahead of us, I wasn't too worried, but India and China combined are 8 times larger than the US and their economies are growing 3 times faster.

Our challenge is not just our schools - it extends to parents, the community and to our cultural norms."

-Bob Compton*
Executive Producer
Two Million Minutes

* I am not an educator, so the film is not prescriptive. I am an entrepreneur and venture investor who has employees in all three countries and who has seen first hand the educational differences.

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