Presented with the kind permission of Dave Compton, Broken Pencil Productions & Two Million Minutes
In 2007 the provocative documentary film Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination premiered. Comparing and contrasting the two million minutes of high school in India, China and the U.S., the film raised awareness and rattled cages from Harvard to the halls of power.
Now one year later, the students have completed their freshman year of college. In Two Million Minutes Chapter 2, we bring together the two American students and the two Indian students for a candid, compelling roundtable discussion.
How well did high school prepare them? Do they wish they had done things differently? How do they see their peers in other countries now? What has their first year of college been like? How different is the college experience between these two countries?
What is it like being a principal of a K-12 school in India? How does the curriculum differ? How do teacher credentials differ? What challenges do Indian schools face compared to U.S. schools? What can Indian educators learn from America? What can American educators learn from India?
In a wide-ranging interview, Bob Compton explores in detail the differences and similarities between Indian and American education with Principal Sundari Rao.