Friday, September 10, 2010

Outsourcing education? British students get maths tutition from teachers ... in India!!!

A primary school has hived off maths tuition to graduates in India because they are cheaper to hire than home-grown teachers.

Pupils at the North London school are taught online by tutors 4,000 miles away.

The company behind the service expects more schools to follow suit as the public spending squeeze takes hold.

Moving back-office work or customer service centres to the subcontinent is commonplace in the private sector. But this is believed to be the first time it has happened in teaching. More...

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