The writer retired as principal, Welham Boys School, Dehradun
The murder in a school in Yamunanagar may have been an act of only an individual. Or it may not
The problem goes back to the way in which we view education, the hierarchy drawn of ‘educational needs’
Two questions we need to ask schools — and don’t: How good are your safety norms? How well trained are your teachers?
We need to ask if the school-leaver is prepared for the university — and vice versa
Our school system does not prepare students for university. The final year of ‘Plus Two’ should be a preparation for college, not an examination.
Education needs to be delinked from ideology and the job market.
Education is confused with certification. That students survive a joyless system is a tribute to their resilience.
India needs to develop a scientific, progressive teacher-training method