Greater push towards privatisation has implications for academic freedom and diversity in education institutions. For a more just, equal educational system, the state must have a role
The state has failed to create capacities for a timely, reliable, decentralised data regime.
Anganwadi workers, teachers, nurses are paid low salaries, their work devalued
Fixing the learning deficit requires a lot more than the right kind of tracking technology. It requires greater investment in institutional capacities that is not forthcoming
More than four years after the RTE was passed, the state has no handle on the numbers of out-of-school children.
It is now accepted that the aspiration for education even among Indias poorest is extremely high.