Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hillary lectures India about "bogus" education

Clinton warns Indian Ed Minister Kapil Sibal: "It doesn't add up. It doesn't make a difference."
The idea of Hillary Clinton lecturing India's Education Minister about "bogus" distance learning programs is almost too much to bear.
"I think we have to be very thoughtful about how to make the most of these efforts, because, to be very frank, some of what passes for distance learning and computerised instructions is really bogus," Clinton said in her address to the opening session of India-US Higher Education Dialogue.
As you might expect, Hillary then goes on to tout the billions of dollars worth of distance learning programs now deluging American schools and universities. None of those high-profit U.S. corporate-owned programs of course, would fall under her definition of bogus.

India, by the way, has more math and science graduates that does the U.S. and Canada. Is Hillary carrying the white man's burden?

1 comment:

  1. White man's burden? Quite the opposite.

    Hillary is absolutely RIGHT about this, Mike. And she is an unabashed friend of India and its lobbyists. Hillary's enterprising view is that she would rather see India keep sending their students to the U.S. on student visas to our best universities and then funnel them into our corporations here for slave wages.

    If you read between the lines, it is clear that Hillary is diplomatically (and astutely) raising the issue of the out of control McDonald's-ish for-profit online education scams as a growing GLOBAL problem.

    The transnational for-profit education companies (as opposed to our world class universities) are less concerned with teaching than cashing in on the backs of third world citizens. This is resulting in a growing number of recent grads from these scam "schools" having to be trained by corporations who hire them and then find out that these online grads have sub-par understanding of math and requisite language skills.


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