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Aja Bogdanoff

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For non-US TEDizens: Can you tell us about your country's education system?

This week's special on American TV, "TED Talks Education," focuses on problems in US schools.

So here's the place for non-Americans to share: What's an issue in your country's education system that you'd like to see a TED Talk about? Who would you ask to speak? Do you have any success stories to share?

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    May 13 2013: Hi Aja,
    Greetings from India.

    All those Asians from India you see in the offices of New York have been on the pinnacle of educational merit. They leave India for better life, This is the brain drain.

    At home in India education system is valued by the government as well as individuals. Free primary and secondary school education churns out huge number of educated people every year; educated, despondent jobless people.

    I understand the anguish of Geoffrey Canada, I agree with Sir Ken Robinson on how education kills creativity. Salman Khan's video education, efforts of Daphne Koller and Jimmy Wales should have kindled hope. However, the tragedy in India, the world's largest democracy, which houses world's 1.27 billion people and boasts of top class ancient universities (Nalanda & Takshashila 5 BC), is dearth of jobs.

    Learning doesn't get converted into earning.

    Ashok Koparday

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