There is irrefutable evidence that the education sector faces a serious crisis of accountability with organised civil service-employed teachers
It can be nobody’s case that our public schools are doing well. Parents are voting with their feet, moving their kids to private schools even if those come at a significantly higher cost. This is not a column on the ‘public vs private’ debate in education. This is about assessment, reflecting on a recent column by Azim Premji Foundation’s Anurag Behar in which he argues that assessments are not a primary systemic lever for improvement in education and that assessments should remain tools that provide feedback to teachers in the classroom.