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It’s elementary, education matters

Education | Nov 28, 2005

Across sectors, parents want to educate their wards, at great cost to themselves.
Can India Inc engineer, or partner in a revolution to elevate our performance in elementary education?
APPARENTLY, Indians have begun to believe in themselves. We all think we belong to a country with a future. For 50 years we were not quite sure. All our actions demonstrated that uncertainty. Free markets, nationalisation, ora combination of the above—once this, then that, all half-heartedly espoused and quarter-heartedly implemented.

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