The education challenge

The education challenge
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First Published: Tue, Dec 13 2011. 01 15 AM IST

By Hindustan Times
By Hindustan Times
Updated: Wed, Dec 14 2011. 07 27 PM IST
By Hindustan Times
India’s aspiration to become a global knowledge hub largely depends on a quality school system, or the lack of it.
A year-long study of both scholastic and non-scholastic activities by Wipro Applying Thoughts in Schools and Educational Initiatives undertaken in major Indian cities reveals that the quality of education has fallen significantly—something best described by 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer, “That if gold rust, what shall iron do?”
In other words, if the country’s top schools are unable to deliver on quality, one can only expect worse for the rest of the country.
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First Published: Tue, Dec 13 2011. 01 15 AM IST