EDUCATION IN INDIA: VOICE, CHOICE & INCENTIVES*

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Anjali Muggulla
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Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:21 pm

Who has what degree of voice and choice in our current education system? Let’s
take a look. Independent learning achievement surveys such as the Annual
Status of Education Report (ASER) 2014 or Programme for International
Student Assessment (PISA) (Pritchett, 2012) show that learning outcomes are
very low in India, especially when compared with global standards. The Indian
elementary education system is in shambles. A close look reveals that the
system is breathing heavy in a distorted environment where the consumers—
the children and parents—have a weak voice and the producers—teachers,
governments and schools—have a strong voice, and none of the stakeholders
involved in the system seem to have the right incentive to engage with one
another.

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