How privilege shapes learning outcomes in India
Children born to poorly educated parents in underprivileged families learn the least, perpetuating intergenerational inequities, shows ASER data
The categorization of households into the three buckets of affluence or privilege is based on their access to basic household amenities
For over a decade now, January has served as an annual reminder of how India’s school system is failing our children. This month, almost every year, non-governmental organization Pratham brings out the annual state of education report (ASER), which has shown, year after year, how little is being taught in schools across rural India. This year too, the much-awaited ASER report has shown how high levels of learning deficit still persist across the country despite marginal improvements in learning outcomes compared with the last round in 2016.