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“Two Million Minutes” Producer to speak at Georgia Southern University – See more at: http://news.georgiasouthern.edu/pressrelease.php?id=1726#sthash.CeaAHH7t.dpuf

Robert A. ComptonRobert A. Compton, creator and executive producer of the documentary film ‘Two Million Minutes,” will be at Georgia Southern University on Thursday, Nov. 13, to introduce the screening of his provocative work. Following the hour-long film, he will provide additional comments and respond to audience questions.

Compton’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The PAC is located at the corner of Plant Drive and Chandler Road in Statesboro, and the event is free and open to the public. Educators are encouraged to attend.

‘This film, combined with Robert Compton’s discussion, is a tremendous opportunity to learn more about the universal importance of education today,” said Cindi Chance, dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern. ‘U.S. schools are facing chronically low scores in math and science, and this film underscores the importance of addressing this issue immediately.”

Compton estimates that young people around the world spend two million minutes in four years of high school. In exploring the many ways that high school students in China, India, and the United States use this time, he searches for answers to the film’s primary question: Are we doing enough with the time our students spend in school to ensure the best future for all?

‘Two Million Minutes” profiles six high school students, two in the U.S., two in India, and two in China, to learn how they spend their high school years. While all face common adolescent pressures, how they use their academic time varies in each culture.In addition to the students, the film includes interviews with specialists in education, math, science, economics, and business from all three nations.

Compton has had a distinguished business career as a venture capitalist, as former president of a New York Stock Exchange company, as the entrepreneur founder of four companies, and as an investor in more than a dozen businesses. After traveling the world extensively in 2005 and 2006 he was inspired to author a blog, publish a book titled ‘Blogging through India,” and to create ‘Two Million Minutes.”

Compton’s presentation is organized by the College of Education and is funded by a grant from the Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC). For more information on the film, visit http://www.2mminutes.com/about
To learn more about the College of Education, visit http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 18,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.

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