Sunday, June 28, 2009

Jai Ho- Kapil Sibal

You are on the right track. We have one of the worst education systems in the world, notwithstanding the IIT/IIM. Today, if you do not have money or a caste certificate, education is not for you. Private participation is restricted to politicians who set up colleges and collect capitation fees.
Sir, have ONE Board English the medium and all languages optional. Take away the powers of the state to tinker with education.
Pay the teachers well. Force all the SEZ's and builders to compulsorily build schools and colleges as a pre condition to getting approvals. Make corporates set up schools / colleges and manage them. If the private sector will not do it, let the PSU ' s do it. Give them double deduction benefits on this.
We badly need change. For 60 years, the politicians have made sure that education does not reach the masses, in the fear that they would lose power once the masses get education. Now, even if you do not, the media will make this happen. So, do something positive, for a change. Carpe Diem, Mr Sibal.

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