This story made me smile. In India teachers are still treated with respect. Hard work and good teachers can Mak a huge difference. In Canada parents to often coddle their kids and blame the teachers for the poor performance of their kids.
One-room schoolhouse + fanatical teacher + committed students = freedom from a life of poverty
VAISHALI, INDIA— From Friday's Globe and Mail
A few weeks ago Dharampal Yadav received momentous news, the kind of news that, in an instant, fundamentally and irrevocably alters a person’s life.
He rushed home to this village in the rural Bihar state to tell his family, and they celebrated with him – even though none of them really had a sweet clue what he was talking about.