Yesterday, just as I was getting off the Twitter grid, saw this tweet from Nitin Pai:
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:
Clarifies that 100% enrollment rate is for primary, not secondary.
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?”
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.