Tuesday, July 19, 2005

In praise of ...

... free and compulsory education to all children. An editorial in ToI praises the latest effort by the government; right now, it is only a draft Bill, though.

From the editorial:

Low levels of enrolment as well as slipping standards in schools are due to the absence of organic links between the institution and its intended beneficiaries. This could be addressed best by decentralising their functioning and changing their social character. Make Panchayati Raj institutions, with financial help from the Centre, responsible for running schools.