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The mythical child at the center of Smriti Irani’s concerns about schooling

By Mary Ann Chacko
Children are not insular, innocent beings who are clueless about religious prejudices. Rather, they are socialized into our prejudices at a very young age. Ignoring this implies an indifference to children, their everyday realities, as well as their anxieties and curiosities.

Education: Educational Access and Educational Quality Debate

By Mary Ann Chacko
To demonstrate how this distinction between educational access and educational quality is popularly understood, I would like to discuss two short clips from a Malayalam movie titled ‘Vadhyar’ [School Teacher, 2012], which portrays the struggle of a government school to survive amidst a corrupt bureaucracy, high-fee-seeking English medium private schools, and government-aided schools run by religious organizations.