The Boston Globe reports that entrepreneurs with connections to India are using local brainpower to help improve the lagging science and math skills of U.S. students. The Indian subcontinent currently has thousands of science and math scholars willing to work cheaply, and these entrepreneurs are outsourcing online tutoring in the same way some firms outsource technical tasks. The companies established by these individuals also hope to benefit from the No Child Left Behind Act, which provides millions of dollars to remedial tutoring programs. However, some teacher’s union officials aren’t behind the plan, as they say online tutors don’t have to meet the same standards as classroom teachers… (Note: This site requires free registration.)