In a guest column for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, University of Georgia senior Padmini Jambulapati recalls how the children in her immigrant family were always far more interested in school and learning than most other kids in her Georgia neighborhood. Jambulapati, whose parents came to the U.S. from India, says American culture does not have the respect for education that other countries have, and this is particularly true in the case of math and science. Jambulapati worries that if U.S. kids don’t improve their performance in this area, American business will have no qualms about going overseas for employees–thereby reducing the very opportunities that so many foreigners sought in America. (Note: This site requires registration.)