The Indian Education Scramble

By - 15 September 2022


15 September 2022

There is no surer way to get a group of senior academics to shout and scream at one another than to pose this question: You mean every 10-year-old kid must have a full term in learning Newton’s laws of motion before you can teach him to ride a bicycle? The questions posed are allegorical and such debates are often at the centre of educational policymaking: “Don’t you think we should teach the student the main work of Milton and Shakespeare before we teach her creative story writing?” “Don’t you think we need to teach the student semantics before we teach him Python programming?”

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