The ideology of education
The fact is that there is no substitute to a good public education system, and we have to build that
Last year in winter, a widely respected Nobel Prize winner regaled us over three days with stories of what he called policy-based evidence-making and its parent ideology-based evidence-making. All the stories were from serious academic research. I was reminded of this last week, when I read many reports in the media, about certain research projects on school education. Mint also ran two features related to these projects: “The conclusive case for school choice" and “Adding contract teachers to regular ones improves outcomes". To be fair, these stories in the media were not really reporting ideology-based evidence-making, but its lesser cousin ideology-based evidence-interpretation.