Appeal to Emotion
The people who are potentially losing their competitive edge are Americans.
Appeal to Authority
To put these narratives in context we have assembled an array of interviews with specialists like former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, Congressman Bart Gordon, chair of the House Committee on Science, Harvard economist Richard Freeman as well as top Indian CEOs, and leading scientists in America.
How do most American high school students spend this time? What about students in the rest of the world? How do family, friends and society influence a student's choices for time allocation? What implications do their choices have on their future and on a country's economic future?
Regardless of nationality, as soon as a student completes the 8th grade, the clock starts ticking. From that very moment the child has approximately Two Million Minutes until high school graduation...Two Million Minutes to build their intellectual foundation...Two Million Minutes to prepare for college and ultimately career...Two Million Minutes to go from a teenager to an adult.
Our goal is to tell the broader story of the universal importance of education today, and address what many are calling a crisis for U.S. schools regarding chronically low scores in math and science indicators.
Brains are everywhere. Discoveries can be made everywhere. And industries built on those discoveries also can be anywhere.
Figures of Speech
Regardless of nationality, as soon as a student completes the 8th grade, the clock starts ticking.
Take Rohit in Bangalore. He is under intense pressure from his folks to get into a top engineering university but blows off steam singing with his "boy band" and dreams of sending demos out to record companies.
"2 Million Minutes casts a bright spotlight on a crisis in this country." - Bill Gates
America is the one country in the world that doesn't seem to recognize that it's in competition for the great minds and the capital of the world.