Saturday, July 09, 2005

Interesting sociology research

Vani Doraisamy reports in the Hindu:

The judicial wrangling over the Common Entrance Test may not have resolved the issue of whether scrapping the CET would benefit rural students, but an analysis of probable medical cut-off marks with respect to the higher secondary board examination shows that the dice is clearly loaded in favour of students from private schools.

The division is not between rural and urban schools, but between exclusive schools, which thrive on heavy and intensive coaching and the rest.