Naman Bansal

Naman Bansal

Research Associate | VIF

Nature-centred policies key to redrafting education roadmap


The Parliament in its upcoming winter session will discuss on the proposed second amendment to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The country is also discussing the next education policy which would determine the shape of education for the next decade or so. It is indeed an interesting time to be in for an educationist and perhaps an apprehensive one for parents given the chasm between intent and outcomes.

The debate on the amendment which proposes to do away with the ‘No Detention’ policy has divided the educationists and thinkers into two different groups. One side argues that the policy must continue with more emphasis on responsibilities of teachers and the school liberating the children from the clutches of fearful examinations; the other side argues that the policy has resulted in deteriorating levels of learning in students, particularly in higher classes, and hence must be amended.

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