This was easily our most highly educated, experienced, globally aware crowd, but like all those before them, including the Harvard Graduate schools, they failed the Global Education Awareness Quiz I have every audience take.
Even in Silicon Valley there is a low level of understanding of the Chinese and Indian K-12 education systems. Though they failed the test, they did score higher than any other audience.
It was great to have Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper attend the screening. Tim is one of the experts in Two Million Minutes and brings a vast knowledge of global capital flows, Indian and Chinese engineers and expertise on the US education system, having served on the California School Board.
The Q&A period was very engaging with sharp questions and comments from a well-informed audience and Tim and myself able to give our first hand accounts of what we have experienced in both India and China.
Next screening - Des Moines Iowa Dec 13th and into maw of the presidential political battle.