Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hillary Clinton in India Day Two: Talking Education with Bollywood star Aamir Kahn

Later on her first full day in India, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended an Education Service event with Bollywood Star Aamir Khan.

They shared the stage at the 140 year old St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai expressing reforms on what needs to be done to better the education system in India.

The Secretary took lots of questions from the audience and spoke at great lengths on Education; a subject that we Hillary fans know goes waaay back to Arkansas!

Aamir Khan is a long time member of Teach for India and advocate for education. He emphasized the reasons for higher education and his feelings on the ailing education system that exists today. He has hopes that teaching will one day be the highest paid and most respected job in India. Read transcript of the full interview here!

I have yet to find a FULL VIDEO version of this interview, so I have compiled as many snippets as I could fine to piece together the entire session.

Hillary on Aamir Khan:

On Teaching Profession:

Hillary: Teaching must be encouraged, paid better:

On Tech Assisted Education:

Hillary: We must advocate children for better education:

Hillary: One-time tests for teachers essential:

Aamir: Reading-writing not the only diligence:

On the English Language:

On Poverty in Education:

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