Our failed education policy needs urgent reform7 min read 16 Dec 2016, 03:37 AM IST
Given the fragile foundation of basic education, the large majority of our workforce cannot be trained for high-skill, high-productivity jobs
We end the year with the Narendra Modi government just completing the first half of its tenure. A good time for a midterm review. But any such review will inevitably be dominated by the consequences of the demonetization shock (see my previous column, Mint, 18 November). Moving beyond these short-term preoccupations, what is the single most important policy reform the government should address during the remaining half of its tenure? I would submit that it is the need to reform our failed education policy. The rest of this article explains why that is so.
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