In a video, Om Prakash Rajbhar is reportedly seen addressing a party gathering and speaking vociferously against those who failed to send their kids to schools.
The challenges faced by English medium students in rural areas go way beyond the quality of teachers.
While the transformation is gradual, Delhi’s government schools have come a long way in improving their infrastructure and quality of education.
Instead of teaching generic ‘thinking’ skills, we ought to focus on subject-specific skills to help students develop expertise in particular areas.
Although many Dalits live in the city, they hardly belong to it; they are always-already on the margins, socially, spatially, educationally and culturally. They are ‘equal’ but ‘different’; hence they are continuously coerced to accept living on the periphery.
There is a need to have a sensible and pragmatic discussion on the models that allow private schools to remain financially viable, and fulfil the aim of quality elementary and pre-elementary education.
In Australia, as in India, governments are coming up with more stringent laws for social problems that will only create a more coercive state