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Once more into the breach: A word of caution from the front lines of education.

Well, the sword of Damocles has fallen.

And it is going to leave a mark.

I am referring, of course, to Thursday’s unveiling of the Liberal government’s Education Action Plan for 2015. 760 more words

Public Education

Schools are failing our kids: Graduates are not learning what they need.

Our schools are failing our kids.

They are failing because they are monopolies, exempt from competition.  If schools would actually run more like businesses, things would turn around. 1,349 more words

Public Education

An Extract from a Teacher’s Diary

Margaret Fishback Powers said, “One hundred years from now on, it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account or what your clothes looked like, but the world may be a little better because you were important in the life of a child.“ 740 more words

Social Issues

Teachers in Crisis: A Crisis in Teaching?

Whenever I meet folks for the first time and they ask me what I do for a living, I always respond “I’m a school teacher”. Then I either get one of two responses. 1,330 more words

Public Education

Phil. Department of Education's Ways to Quality Education

Philippine’s Department of Education is aiming to produce globally competitive citizens in the world of employment. Thus, they finally adapt the K-12 program to serve quality education to the Filipino youth. 50 more words

Sushmito Sen Amor

Welcome to Quality Education?

To follow up a recent post, UNESCO has called for consultation on determining some specific indicators and measures of the new goals for education, post 2015. 316 more words

Advocacy

प्राथमिक शिक्षाः आज भी प्रासंगिक है गुणवत्ता का सवाल

एक अप्रैल 2009 को भारत में शिक्षा का अधिकार क़ानून लागू किया गया। इसके तहत 6 से 14 साल तक के बच्चों के लिए मुफ़्त और अनिवार्य शिक्षा का प्रावधान किया गया। निजी स्कूलों में सामाजिक और आर्थिक रूप से पिछड़े बच्चों के लिए 25 फ़ीसदी सीटें आरक्षित करने का प्रावधान किया गया। उस दौरान निजी स्कूलों ने आरक्षण का विरोध किया और मामला क़ानूनी लड़ाई में आगे तक गया, लेकिन आख़िरकार 25 फ़ीसदी सीटों के आरक्षण को मान्यता मिली। एक ख़ास बात है कि निजी स्कूल में पढ़ने वाले ऐसे बच्चों के लिए सरकार अपनी तरफ़ से पैसों का भुगतान करती है और यह खर्च सरकारी स्कूल में पढ़ने वाले बच्चों पर आने वाले खर्च से कहीं ज्यादा होता है।

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