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Old 10-16-2010, 06:28 AM   #1
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Hmmm, Outsourcing State (Public for those in the U.S.) School to India...

Ashmount Primary in north London is using call centre-style staff more than 4,000 miles away to lead mathematics lessons for 11-year-olds...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...-to-India.html

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A minor correction, Kenny - that's a state school, not a public school. A public school in the UK is a very exclusive private school. Schools like Eton, Harrow, and Rugby are public schools.
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Reading the article, this sounds like an excellent idea. What the school is doing is using teachers in India not for the "normal" maths lessons, but to provide extra tuition for pupils falling behind in the subject who need extra help. It costs £12/hr to do this, compared to £40/hr for a private tutor in London. A significant cost saving.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:02 AM   #4
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A minor correction, Kenny - that's a state school, not a public school. A public school in the UK is a very exclusive private school. Schools like Eton, Harrow, and Rugby are public schools.
Maybe a difference in terminology....here we have public and private schools. Public schools are those put in place and supported by the government. .

In other words state school = public school here.
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Yes, I know - it's a different in terminology between Britain and the US. But calling a British state school a "public school" might lead to confusion .
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Learn something every day, eh?

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Old 10-16-2010, 08:12 AM   #8
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I do expect more and more on-line school, tutoring, etc. The technology certainly supports it these days.
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It reminds me of our School of the Air (<---linky), just over 50 years old now, set up to serve children in remote outback areas.

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Ah yes, I've heard of that....been around a long time...
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I wish they could get that in place for the reservations here
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I thought they had tried a few tests of that KK??
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maybe in some places. I don't know for sure. they are still struggling with getting the reservations wired. I know Bill Gates has put a lot of money towards that
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Yep....it's really a travesty from what I know about it, for a number of reasons.

One of my best friends from H.S. lived on the Hopi reservation for a good long while where his wife taught school.
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Yep....it's really a travesty from what I know about it, for a number of reasons.

One of my best friends from H.S. lived on the Hopi reservation for a good long while where his wife taught school.
my Grandmother taught at BIA schools most of her career. about every other year I would live with her for a quarter of the school year and go to the school she was at.
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