Producer Of Education Film To Speak At Chamber Summit

by Rick Howlett on July 14, 2009

One of Wednesday’s speakers at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Summit in Louisville will be entrepreneur and venture capitalist Robert Compton.

He has produced a documentary comparing high school education in the U.S., India and China.

It’s called Two Million Minutes, referring to the four years most young people attend high school.

“What the film reveals is that the American students are, in most courses, years behind their Indian and Chinese peers,” Compton said.

Compton says that’s especially true in the areas of math and science. He argues that the U.S. education system must pick up the pace or the country will eventually face a lower standard of living.

Compton will screen his film and lead a discussion Wednesday at the Chamber summit being held at the downtown Marriott.

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