Without rigorous appraisal of our existing school systems, with studies on the preparedness of the present teacher education system, one wonders how such a major shift has been propounded.
As soon as schools opened in February this year, they reacted with remedial teaching, after-school classes and extra tests to cram 11 months of work into two.
It is time for us to talk about the Right to Education Act with reference to its letter and spirit, and not get lost in the mode of compliance …
Let education show itself in character and social behaviour rather than marks. Let us teach our tomorrow to question more than answer.