30 October, 2020

‘As A Nation, We Have Surrendered To The Market Forces’

As private schools come under a sharp focus following the brutal Ryan International murder, Delhi’s deputy CM and education minister Manish Sisodia talks on various measures for improving the quality of government schools and the lot of the teachers.

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‘As A Nation, We Have Surrendered To The Market Forces’
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2017-09-30T12:25:37+05:30

As private schools come under a sharp focus following the brutal murder of a seven-year-old in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, Bhavna Vij-Aurora met Delhi’s deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisodia to discuss various issues, including budget schools, improving the quality of government schools and the lot of the teachers.

Small-time private budget schools have mushroomed all over the Capital with the poorer sections of the society preferring to send their children there instead of government schools. How do you view this situation?

My first reaction is to tell the parents not to send their children to these private unrecognised schools running in the name of budget schools. But it is not practical since more than 70,000 students are going to these smaller private schools. Whether they are acquiring any knowledge is questionable.

The only solution is to have more gove­rnment schools. We are trying to enhance capacity by opening new schools...

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