Sathyamurthi's Blog

June 10, 2012

Spelling Bee and Indian Americans

Filed under: Chennai — Sathyamurthi Thambusamy @ 1:03 pm

I was reading about this article –  Why Indian Americans are Best at Bees . 

Pretty decent article, somehow when Indians start winning it “rote learning” becomes a big factor, . What this article fails to acknowledge is that these are early teen kids, who perform under extreme pressure and come-out on top. 

Somehow folks keep railing against the Indian education system, keep forgetting that they were fortunate enough to get the roll of dice that meant they were born into families that could college educate their kids 30 or 40 years ago, when  big slice of population struggled to keep their kids even alive into late teens. 

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