Monday, October 17, 2005

Offshore tutoring

There are plenty of folks that fuss about the lack of accountability in cyber schools. Many of those folks have worked very hard at preventing education choice in Tennessee. WHAT, oh what will they do with this gem?

Apparently, those smart folks in the Silicon Valley in California, having discovered how well Indians provide tech support, have begun to utilize them for tutoring students.

An increasing number of companies are seizing on cheaper labor abroad and the reach of the Internet to undercut the cost of U.S.-based tutors and take advantage of a vibrant Asian-born immigrant community passionate about their children's education. But critics of the approach say offshore tutors don't understand the subtleties of teaching American students. From the Mercury-News

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