Will Fear of ‘Failing’ Make India Literate?

With the largest population of illiterate adults in the world one wonders where we are headed as a growing economy. While India’s national literacy rate is 74.04%, it is estimated that India can achieve the goal of primary education only by 2050. Simply put, even if we do achieve our goals, we...

No-Detention: Who Is Under The Scanner?

The clamour to bring back the detentionbased examination system is misguidedBring back the examination system’! This chant is gaining voice and beginning to receive greater attention within the recent discourse on education in our country. Some states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,...

MHRD objected the Rajasthan government to amend the No-Detention Policy

Because of Oxfam India's efforts, together with RTE forum and efforts of others as well, MHRD objected the Rajasthan government to amend the no-detention policy. MHRD said that detention demotivates the child and the state cannot amend the central RTE Act. We, as a part of RTE Forum, did media...