Banerji is with Pratham Education Foundation.
Anyone looking closely at the status of young children in India will agree with the draft NEP statement that early childhood education has the potential to be the “greatest and most powerful equaliser”.
Over two decades, we have together learned how hard work on the ground and rigorous research can help to evolve solid solutions to one of the big problems facing primary education in India today.
Competencies and achievements of young people will need to be aligned with expectations
Young people between the ages of 14 and 18 are getting left out. Building their capabilities poses educational and skilling challenges.
Grouping children by learning level rather than age or grade could be a solution for poor outcomes.
Why isnt increased spending on education translating into better outcomes for children?
Business as usual wont deliver the promise of the right to education