Outsourcing Teaching to India is a great idea, writes James Miller, a Smith econ professor, on TCS.
Like most teachers, I find grading to be the least interesting aspect of my job. I would gladly teach extra classes if I could in return be freed from the drudgery of grading. My employer, Smith College, should hire a few score smart Indians to grade for their faculty and in return Smith should expect its professors to spend more time in the classroom.
High schools should similarly outsource their grading to Indians. Because U.S. teachers find grading so mind-numbingly boring, outsourcing grading would make teaching a far more attractive profession, thereby allowing high schools to recruit better teachers without necessarily having to increase salaries.
Indians already are working as offshore tutors. Miller suggests they could teach online high school and college classes to motivated students. Because wages are so much lower in India, class size could be quite low.
Et Tu Bloge likes the idea too.