Monday, March 07, 2005

Fortune: India far outpacing US in education

An interesting article in Fortune recently: How India is simply outpacing the US in science-based education. The article points out a criticism I often make about the US myself - that most of our citizens simply refuse to take a long-term view of our educational system, and to invest significant amounts of money into things that may not show any rewards for another twenty years. Indians, however, have had the courage to do this over the last twenty years, which is why they're suddenly taking a lead over the US right now when it comes to technology and the sciences. Intriguing reading, and something I urge all US citizens to spend more time contemplating.