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PPP in Education and other Insights from Krupakar Manukonda

Most schools in India DO NOT look like this! (Pic: courtesy dooneducation.com)

Yesterday, just as I was getting off the Twitter grid, saw this tweet from Nitin Pai:

https://twitter.com/#!/acorn/status/187127256383098880

I returned to Krupakar Marukonda‘s timeline a few hours later and I’m so glad I did (I now follow him). The tweets are one part rant, one part facts, and one part opinion — all of which combine to deliver several thought-provoking starting points for further exploration. It appears that this Government announcement (a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for 2,500 secondary schools) got him going. I’ve reproduced the most interesting tweets below:

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187120417956298752

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187120586235981825

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187121549487251456

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187121729791987712

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187122005970137088

Clarifies that 100% enrollment rate is for primary, not secondary.

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187122417116786688

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187122967648550913

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187124082855256064

https://twitter.com/#!/acorn/status/187124478986297344

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187124795773681664

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187125094093553665

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187125548521234432

In response to @_R_Srikanth’s tweet: “stats from Oxford companion to Economics claims that enrollment is > 90% nationwide. enrolled but not attending? Bogus stats?”

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187126067151110144

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187126200416731136

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187126593699852288

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187127343985340416

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187128108174942208

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187128433338355712

James Tooley is a Professor of Education Policy at University of Newcastle and did some ground-breaking research on private education for the poor in India, China and Africa. He lived in Hyderabad for a few years.

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187129358933176320

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187129984064819201

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187131065972957185

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187131253454151681

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187133574749757440

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187139445881974784

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187141461043716096

https://twitter.com/#!/dkarthik/status/187142495870783488

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187142697755230208

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187143370538369024

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187160469038047232

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187176596992573440

https://twitter.com/#!/Meetasengupta/status/187176839578521600

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187177129216196608

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187177977837137920

https://twitter.com/#!/Meetasengupta/status/187178363012661250

https://twitter.com/#!/Krupakar_m/status/187178795730599937