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  • 1. Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination
  • 2. Disclaimers Required by HGSE
    • My film is descriptive, not prescriptive - Answers are not at the end.
    • The film represents my own observations - it is not:
      • Validated by a peer reviewed journal
      • Sanctified by a foundation funded study
      • Memorialized by a Government report
    • Yes, I know there are 2.6 billion people in these countries
      • No, six students are not meant to represent entire societies
    • I do not have a radical political agenda; I’m not advocating the elimination of U.S. Colleges of Education, the abolishment of Teacher’s Unions or the dissolution of school boards
    • While I have chosen to change how my own children are educated, I am in no way implying or endorsing those changes for anyone else
    • No, I do not think the US should be more like China or India - except perhaps in individual humility and common courtesy
  • 3. HBS 1984 HBS 1978 Harvard Business School - Class of 1984 Class Ranking out of 900 Class Ranking   
    • Tim Draper
    • Tenche Cox
    • 3. Lars Windfelt
    896. Victoria Gartner 897. Al Hubbard 898. Lacey Winters 899. Daniel Comiskey 900. George W. Bush 897. Jeff Furber 898. Thomas Johnson 899. Robert A. Compton 900. Sandy Ridgeway
  • 4. POP QUIZ
  • 5. # 1 – What is the population of US? India? China?
    USA India China 300 Million 1.1 Billion 1.3 Billion
  • 6. #2 – How many K-12 students are there in the USA? In India? In China? Source: Hechinger Institute, Columbia University Institute of Psychology Study at the Chinese Academy of Sciences BONUS QUESTION: How many Chinese students are in Gifted and Talented programs? 35M USA INDIA CHINA Total 54M 212M 194M K-8 38M 177M 170M High School 16M 35M 24M
  • 7. # 3 - What percent of engineering PhD’s from US colleges are awarded to foreign students annually?
    • 60%
    BONUS QUESTIONS: What percent of college graduates receive a degree in Science or Engineering in the USA? In India? In China? What percent of US college graduates are Engineers? 5% USA India China 17% 42% 58%
  • 8. # 4 – What are the most widely taught foreign languages in US schools? In China? India? BONUS QUESTIONS: What languages has the CIA identified as most strategic for the 21st century? A) Spanish, French and Latin? B) Hindi, Mandarin, Arabic and Farsi? Why do we still teach French in American Schools? USA India China Spanish French Latin English English
  • 9. Speed Round
    • # 5 - what country will be the largest English speaking country by 2020?
    • # 6 - after the US, which country has the most Billionaires?
    • # 7 – From the 1983 report “A Nation At Risk”, how many of the recommendations to improve U.S. education have been implemented over the past 25 years?
    • # 8 – according to Stanford economist, Erik Hanushek, a nation’s GDP growth correlates to the level of achievement in a population in only two academic subjects. What are they?
    • #8.5 – what is the Balance of Trade between the US & China?
  • 10. # 9 – In what country is the largest, most lucrative business plan competition held?
    • Hints:
      • 120,000 entrepreneurs participate
      • Winner gets $1.5 million to start company
    • COMMUNIST CHINA !
      • TV show called “Win In China”
      • Weekly on CCTV 2
  • 11. Final Question – Name the Country
    • Richest in the world
    • Largest military
    • Center of world business & finance
    • Strongest public education system
    • World center of innovation & invention
    • Currency is the world standard
    • Highest standard of living in the world
    Great Britain – 1900
  • 12. Aug/Sept 08 Oct/Nov 08 Jan 09 Available Now
  • 13. My Premise
    • Global Education Standards passed us
    • India and China are setting the standards
    • Americans unaware of this fact
    • Ignore Global Standards at our peril
    • US academic and economic leadership are not guaranteed in 21 st Century
  • 14. Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination
  • 15.  
  • 16. Comparing H. S. Curricula – India & US 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Academics India (Apoorva) Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, World History, Geography, English Grammar, English Literature, Hindi Grammar, Hindi Literature, Civics, Computers Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, World History, Geography, English Grammar, English Literature, Hindi Grammar, Hindi Literature, Civics, Computers Must pass Proficiency exam in all subjects Math, Chemistry, Physics, English Grammar, English Literature, Computers, Environmental Education Math, Chemistry, Physics, English Grammar, English Literature, Computers, Environmental Education Academics USA (Neil) English, Algebra, Biology , Spanish, Drawing, Interpersonal Relationships, Newspaper, Physical Education English, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry I , World History, Spanish II, Physical Education, Newspaper, Drawing 2 English, History, Calculus 1 & 2, Physics I , US History , Spanish III, Advanced Physical Conditioning, Newspaper English Lit & Composition, Creative Writing, Statistics I & II, Environmental Science , Macroeconomics, Spanish IV, Recreational Games, Newspaper
  • 17.  
  • 18. The fault is not in our schools, but in ourselves .
    • 21 st century will be:
        • Most economically competitive in history
        • Increasingly knowledge intensive
        • Rapidly changing technologies
    • Schools reflect broader culture
        • America is a sports and extracurricular culture
        • India and China are academic cultures
    • Are 20 th Century Norms Valid for 21 st Century?
        • The myth of the “well-rounded” American student
        • Versus reality of the cognitively well-educated Indian or Chinese
  • 19. Summary
    • Indian and Chinese cultures are ideal for 21 st century economy
    • America needs a cultural adjustment before its schools can improve
    • US entrepreneurs will need more global networks – communication & human
    • US residents will need to be more involved in their children’s education
  • 20. What knowledge and skills I tell my children they will need in the 21st century?
    • Cognitive Skills
      • the world will be more technically complex in this century;
      • master all the math and science you can
    • Entrepreneurship
      • Learn to recognize opportunity, create products that serves customers and
      • Learn how to organize, finance and grow your own business.
      • Think "make a job" not "take a job”
    • Salesmanship
      • learn how to sell - your ideas, your products, your company, yourself.
    • Follow Your Passions
      • Better to be inspired, motivated and energized, than rich
      • The two are not mutually exclusive
    • Think Globally
      • the world is your market AND your competition
    • Use the Power of Networks
      • The Internet and social and business networks
      • Have lots of Indian and Chinese friends