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Indian students beat U.S. in terms of hard work

Friday, 29 January 2010, 10:26 Hrs   |    13 Comments
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Indian students beat U.S. in terms of hard work
Washington: Indian and Chinese children have been out-competing their American counterparts by their sheer hard work even though they are not smarter than the latter, a top Obama administration official has said, reports Business Standard.

"We are simply being out-competed by children in India and China. They are not smarter than our children. They are just working harder," Education Secretary Arne Duncan told the MSNBC television in an interview yesterday. "I have argued very clearly, and so has the President, that our school day is too short, our school week is too short, our school year is too short."

Indian and Chinese students go at least 30 to 40 extra days to schools annually compared to American children. "It is very well documented that certain children get to a certain point in June, thanks to the hard work of their teachers, and because nothing is going on during the summer, they come back to us in September further behind than where they left. That is heartbreaking. We have to stop that," Duncan said, while advocating more time and enrichment as the answer to the solution.

The Education Secretary said one has to raise the bar for all students. Noting that talent matters tremendously in education, he also said that good teachers and principals make a huge difference in students' lives.

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Posted by:hotel griechenland - 04 May, 2010
2: We have seen as a positive trend to go over to US and study, good job, earn and stay at US.

This has to be noted by the PM, Mr Manmohan and his cabinet ministers that we dont have such educational institutions, infrastructure facility, great organisations, good living and so on.

Then, we will work towards having good educational institutions, infrastructure facility, great organisations, good living and retain the US grown potential to develop INDIA technically, Financially and so on.

Hope this reaches the ear of such decision makers.

Posted by: S Ethirajan - 30 Jan, 2010
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hotel griechenland Replied to: hotel griechenland - 04 May, 2010
4: Indians are known for their IQ as well as hard work. Much of development in silicon valley can be attributed to Indian and Chinese IT experts.

With the number of Indian students studying in the US going up 9.2% from 94,563 in 2007-2008 to cross 100,000 for the first time, the country has retained its position as the top place of origin for international students in the US. China remained in the second place, although there was a sharp 21% spike in students from China, going up from 81,127 last academic year to 98,235 this year. South Korea (69,000 to 75,000) was third.

This is the eighth consecutive year that India has remained in the top spot. Indian student inflow had contributed nearly $3 billion to the US economy last year. Overall, international students contribute $17.8 billion to the US economy through their tuition and living expenses, according to the US department of commerce. Authors of the report said the findings did not reflect the full impact of the past year’s economic downturn since decisions to come to the US to study were made before the financial effects were fully felt in the sending countries.

There was also a significant 20% uptick in the number of American students studying in India, part of an overall growth in American students going abroad for academic purpose. The number of Americans studying in India rose from 2,627 in 2006-2007 to 3,146 in 2007-2008, making India the 17th in the list of countries for US students. The top five spots went to the UK, Italy, Spain, France and China, the last of which had more than 13,000 American students.

Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore (AP)
Posted by:Dr.A.Jagadeesh - 29 Jan, 2010
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hotel griechenland Replied to: Dr.A.Jagadeesh - 04 May, 2010
6: That comment is absolutely true. India needs to learn from American education system regarding the leadership, communication and enterprenural skills at the early age.
Posted by:Para - 29 Jan, 2010
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hotel griechenland Replied to: Para - 04 May, 2010
8: All U.S. people are frusted and learning lessons from India and China. The way This country is moving I think it will become like Russia and nothing less.
Posted by:san - 29 Jan, 2010
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hotel griechenland Replied to: san - 04 May, 2010
10: ya there is no doubting about hard work from both these asian countries. but i dont know if something like intelligence can be measured. also, most of the chinese students are beating indian students in the classrooms in US
Posted by:saijal - 29 Jan, 2010
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hotel griechenland Replied to: saijal - 04 May, 2010
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sajjal, whoever you are, is definitely surrounded by wrong crowd...
Nitin Replied to: saijal - 29 Jan, 2010
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hotel griechenland Replied to: Nitin - 04 May, 2010
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