Education

Is unaccountability the salient feature of Education Ministries both at Centre & States?

May 17, 2021

The unfortunate reality is we have to choose between life and education because of unaccountable governance at multiple levels. When the numbers of COVID in our rural demographics were not significant, school remained closed because we do not have decentralized decision making

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National policy on education 2020 : Is the teaching of ‘basic’ foundational literacy and numeracy skills so basic?

August 31, 2020

‘basic’ should be interpreted as those significant cognitive and psycho-social skills that are necessary to interact with and interpret the world.

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COVID19 AND THE GREAT EDUCATION DIVIDE 2020

May 25, 2020

Reality bites when low government/low-income schools try to keep pace with online education despite inadequate access to the internet, mobile phone, and computers. They are already struggling to survive on basic food and shelter with learning as no longer a priority.

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Education in India

Endogenous Growth Theory Serving Lessons for India: Education Budget 2020

February 25, 2020

The education budget was presented under the umbrella of an ‘aspirational India’ theme. The theme itself kept me wondering if it just meant a meagerly increased spending and a few ‘new’ schemes like always, or did it really mean a stronger emphasis on ‘quality of education’.

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