To the liberal class, every big economic problem is really an education problem, a failure by the ‘losers’ to learn the right skills and get the credentials everyone knows you’ll need in the society of the future. But it’s really not an answer at all – it’s a moral judgement.
Having said the above, I have myself been working on a long-term assignment for an ed-tech company that pretty much sells the idea that if a child is not good in English, they are less likely to succeed in life, compared to those who are better in the language. Sadly, this is not a hypothesis - it’s true.
I traveled to Mumbai to meet few parents and understand from them why they care about English skills of their children so much. What they shared with me, makes total sense. Below is one such video. What do you think?