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View: Why National Education Policy 2020 may not change India's govt schools for better

View: Why National Education Policy 2020 may not change India's govt schools for better
View: Why National Education Policy 2020 may not change India's govt schools for better
Teachers scale the academic ladder by fulfilling nonacademic assignments. No wonder teaching is not on the top of their agenda and there is high absenteeism.

Synopsis

​​Most of the education sector reforms listed in NEP are unlikely to work if teachers continue to spend less than a fifth of their working time teaching and are absent a quarter of the time.

By Neeraj KaushalThe National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a missed opportunity to start an open discussion on a key factor: why most government schools in India are rotten. It is political interference in the appointments, promotions and transfers of teachers. It is political interference in assigning teachers’ tasks that are not even remotely connected to teaching. Alas, the 60-page long NEP document had nothing to say on political meddling
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