Q&A with Robert Compton
Robert Compton talked about his documentary Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination, which compares and contrasts the education… read more
Robert Compton talked about his documentary Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination, which compares and contrasts the education experiences of six students; two from each of the countries of India, China, and the United States. Video clips were shown as he talked about the statistics on the amount of time spent in the classroom, the influence of the students' parents on their decisions to pursue a certain career, and the degree to which those choices impact their free time during their high school years. Two million minutes is roughly four years, the amount of time high school students have to prepare for higher education and their careers. Mr. Compton talked about the importance of education to competing in the new global economy and that people in other countries took it much more seriously. He said that although many middle and high schools were using his video, schools of education had rejected any need to learn about the educational systems in competing countries.
Venture capitalist Robert Compton’s travels to India in 2005 and 2006 laid the groundwork for his decisions to author a blog, publish a book called Blogging Through India, and produce the documentary. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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