Do check out all the slides and then join me in chanting this - “what a fu**ed up disease this Covid is”!
One of the major impacts Covid has had this year is on how schooling happens - attending classes online is getting on the nerves of many children and their parents, I believe.
Let’s talk a little more about education in India, shall we?
Business Standard ran a very interesting and insightful interview with Abhijit Banerjee who other than being a Nobel Prize winning Economics prof. at MIT, is also a member of the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel
of the World Bank.
The panel waded through several hundred interventions tried around the world to improve learning outcomes for children, and then identified the most cost-effective ones. Here’s the full report
if you want to check it out. I wrote a blog summing up six key insights that I gained from reading just Banerjee’s interview
. In the blog, I have also linked many of my older 3MinuteStories
on the education space that fit in the narrative of what’s wrong with the way education is imparted in India, and what many are doing about it. Below is an example of one such film.