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Friday, June 03, 2005

Outsourcing Education

The newest trend in outsourcing may be in education, as Indian teachers are now tutoring American students at a fraction of the cost of their US counterparts.

Internet technologies are making such long-distance interaction practical and economical. In addition, the No Child Left Behind Act provides federal funds for tutoring. One New Delhi firm that serves students from all over the world currently tutors 1,500 American students in math.

Sources: India Times, Techdirt