Do you know one of the main worries Indian parents have with children studying in US schools?
It is how will their kids will cope up with Indian education standards if they move back to India.
Ask any parent who have returned to India and had their kids studying in US schools. The students are just not able to cope up with the standard of education in India. Most often than not parents decide to put their kids a class lower for kids to cope up with the Indian standards.
This is aptly attested by Robert A. Compton, producer of documentary called Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination
Two million minutes is the mount of time a student leaves eighth grade until high school graduation. The amount of education gathered within these 2 million minutes by 3 different super powers of 21st century is the subject of the documentary.
Compton was inspired to make Two Million Minutes to share his observations with American parents and students about the high education standards being set by the two largest and fastest growing countries on Earth.
What Compton learned in making the film was that high-school students from India and China surpassed U.S. students on every academic level — which puts the economic well-being of the U.S. at grave risk in a global economy.
“The simple fact is, global education standards have passed America by,” Compton said in a press release. “When it was Finland who was winning, it wasn’t such a concern. But now that our K-12 students are being outperformed academically by China and India — the two highest populated countries in the world with the fastest growing economies and with cultures that embrace intellectual challenge — it is cause for serious concern.”
In addition, few Americans realize that India and China — which have a combined population of 2.3 billion people — will have an enormous educated workforce in the years to come, said Compton, who worked in the corporate world before becoming a documentary filmmaker. The two countries have more than 400 million students in K-12 education compared to the 53 million in the U.S.
Compton specifically points out that Maths and Science subject in India have far higher standards compared to US. After researching the Indian school math standards, Bob assessed that math skills of an average US students was at least two years behind the same aged children who studied in India. He also saw that Indian students were being evaluated more frequently and practiced math more intently.
He has also gone ahead and developed an online system to assess child’s maths proficiency with Indian standards. Indian Math Online prescribes series of practice problems as well as reading assignments to increase and reinforce their math proficiency.