Make India a world leader in field of knowledge: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar

Indian-Americans must contribute more to make India the world leader in the field of knowledge, Super 30 founder Mathematician Anand Kumar has said. “Now, we all should come together to help India achieve its old status of world leader in the field of knowledge,” he said at the India Day parade at Madison Square Monday in New York. He said India always has had a rich legacy in the field of education and “we must contribute to see our country world leader in this knowledge era.” Speaking at the event…

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Education leaders challenge Trump assertion that students are ‘deprived of all knowledge’

his first remarks on education after being sworn into office, President Donald Trump asserted in his inaugural address Friday that the nation’s education system is “flush with cash” and that its children are being “deprived of all knowledge.” Not deprived of some knowledge, or even most knowledge. But deprived of all knowledge. It is impossible to dismiss what he said as a misstatement, or that it was an off-the-cuff comment made in the heat of a campaign speech. Inaugural addresses are written for posterity, and every word is mulled over, reviewed…

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Education secretary nominee shows lack of experience and knowledg

Many believe that public schools will be under siege or underwater if Betsy DeVos wins confirmation to lead the U.S. Department of Education, which is likely to occur this week. The Michigan billionaire and school choice champion has no education training, did not attend public schools or send her own children — making her a departure from prior U.S. education secretaries who had long years in the profession and a strong commitment to public education. (Nor has she ever taken out a federal student loan for herself or her children.)…

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