Policy Briefs

Right to free and compulsory education.

  • 23 Nov, 2014

The Right to Education Forum’s Stocktaking Report 2013 shows that progress on the ground has not lived up to expectations. Many states have resorted to quick fixes instead of addressing systemic weaknesses of the education system: the training of teachers has been neglected, and the growing practice of appointing para-teachers on short-term contracts aggravates the problem. Learning outcomes reflect these shortfalls: more than half of the children in class five have learning outcomes at least three grade levels below their actual grade.


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