Two Million Minutes
The Post-Dispatch’s education blog pointed out today that tomorrow night, Principia College will be screening Two Million Minutes, a documentary by one of its graduates. The film is the first of several that will compare how education is addressed in China, India, and the United States.
I went to the film’s website and found that they have a set of seven short exams available to see how you would fare on a typical high school evaluation in India. While a few of the questions could reasonably elude American test takers (particularly where they focus on Southeast Asia or a distinctly non-American turn of English phrasing), I found that most of the questions, while quite difficult, fell in the range of topics covered in my high school and college education. I encourage anyone interested to give the exams a try and (if you’re not embarrassed), report your results in the comments below. In the meantime, I’ll try to attend the film screening tomorrow night and offer an assessment next week.