It all started with this brow-raising article in which Ms Narayan holds forth on the unfortunate consequences of mixing social classes as part of the Indian Govt’s Right to Education Act. Over Rated wrote a scathing takedown of that elitist garbage and the author has returned to her natural habitat of champagne mimosas and alternative healing, so I won’t froth at the mouth anymore. I wanted to cover my thoughts on RTE but @shantanub
has written an excellent post about it, so that’s that.
I should mention that my first reaction to Ms. Narayan’s article wasn’t one of anger. It was a feeling that the lady has never heard of Kendriya Vidyalayas, or Central Schools. The Government’s quiet, ubiquitous educational work-horses catering to folks who shift cities regularly due to their jobs. My father was in the Indian Air Force and KVs ensured we transitioned between cities with no breaks…
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