I was in India a few months ago visiting family and I thought of you. While there I was volunteering and teaching English at a government school and it gave me an entirely different perspective of your documentary.
The children there are pretty much at the bottom of the social ladder, many of them living in the slums. While their knowledge of English was non-existent, I happen to catch a bit of a math class one day where they were learning exponents. These so called underprivileged children were learning math concepts a good two years ahead of when I learned them in the US.
It was a real eye opener and I thought I would share it with you.
As it so happens, I was offered a job in India and decided to take. I recently started working for Tata Realty in Mumbai, lets see how I do when put side by side with my Indian educated counterparts.