Raj move to bring pvt sector in state-run primary schools
- JWB Discussion
- August 17, 2015
Proponents claim it will bring quality education at lower cost, activists say government abdicating duty.
Recently, the Rajasthan government stepped into tricky territory with its draft policy for PPPs in school education. The premise was stated right on top: given that the quality of education in government schools had been deteriorating despite increased spending, the state had decided to involve the more effective private sector in its schools. The draft laid out a few models by which the state would bear the fees of all or a section of the student body, but left staffing and infrastructure to the private partner.
What is your opinion on this move?