Private school Education for poor in India is apparently under a crisis. While piecemeal reforms of public education have only repeatedly reinforced its inadequacies on access, enrollment, quality and retention parameters,  even private provisioning does not fair any better. With little or no differentiation, the value-addition of these private institutions to the economically backward is a glaring question mark.

Rationally speaking private schools will only mushroom in places where there is a sizeble catchment. Prior existence of a public school in a region is one market signal to an entrepreneur. So by design there would always remain areas, especially in far-flung tribal lands, where private schooling in the near vicinity will remain a distant possibility. As the numbers indicate, there are 9,50,000 government schools and an estimated 3,00,000 private schools in India (including the thousands of unrecognized private schools which are not recorded in any government registry).However 25% of our villages still have no access to public schools and only 28% of rural children have access to private schools in their own villages.

The quality aspects of private schools have not been as much scrutinized as that of public schools. It is largely been relegated to the market forces in which illiterate and ignorant customer can only make a price-quality inference. A recent survey from a prominent NGO shows that teacher attendance, teaching activity and student attendance, is far superior in private school vis-a-vis a public school, but  the effectiveness of private schools in imparting reading ability to the poorer strata is not significantly better than that of public schools.  It is unemployed youth from the local community, with mostly just secondary education, who join such schools as they cannot find an alternative employment and are unwilling to resort to agriculture.  Drawing a mere 1/5th of the salary of their counterparts in public schools, they are only motivated to take teaching as a short-term career. With the school management making no provision for better equipping teachers through periodic trainings, private schools tend to be worse than some "good" government schools.

It is futile to even discuss about, let alone formally assess, "value education" provided by private schools. Functioning at a subsistence level, entrepreneur has hardly any incentive to innovate. Instead, private schools tend to focus on mechanized education that is commissioned to churn out students who possibly can only fare better on "achievement" tests. Driven mainly by commercial motives, with few exceptions, these private institutions are run to benefit the "servers", rather than the "served".  This brings to question the purpose these privatized industrialized disseminators of information and instruction serve as compared to public schools. All they probably do best is mass produce seemingly intellectually worthwhile, but esthetically equally barren individuals.

If such is the sad state of fee-charging private provisioning of education then what is the role of private sector? What good can "voucher system" be in a world of Hobson's choice? Do we entrust the responsibility on the market to eventually rational out in the long term?  Is it not far too simplistic to believe that increased competition will eventually create exemplar institutions of educational delivery? If private education as a "substitute" of public education is farse mimicry, is it best designed as a "supplementary" channel?

Priya
05/16/2009 08:02

Owing to recession, lets at least hope te young professionals take to
the education sector. Private and
public schools that way would be able
to provide quality education.

Reply
Preeti Sahai
05/21/2009 00:02

Hi Santosh,

Read your blog. Interesting - I think the crisis is only for those who bother to think about it deeper. The private schools have nothing to do with 'entrepreneurship', if entrepreneurship has anything to do with creating new value or innovating.

I say this with greater conviction now as i have just finished doing a rough business model for schools, and they seem to make money in all possible permutations and combinations. There is enough money to take them through, and at the same time, they dont need to bother about the quality of education since the gap they are filling is huge. In the present market, many more such institutions can come in and continue to thrive without doing much to the quality of education.

An important aspect now is to see how the stratification of schools even in the slums and villages is increasing. There are now different bands of schools for different income segments. The more parents can pay, the more they demand from schools, and the better they deliver - all this also mostly by traditional standards of rote learning.

Regards,
Preeti

Reply
Nachiket
05/25/2009 21:34

About your latest blog post, I could not agree with you more. Personally, I am of the opinion that private schools are as bad as they are because their competition (i.e., public schools) do not set the bar very high. They only have to be marginally better to attract enough students to make money, and being marginally better than public schools is not something to be proud of. There needs to be more accountability in the public sector, for educational outcomes to improve. I hope the new government does administrative reform.

India has now get decent levels of school enrollment and so the focus should now shift from quantity to quality. The problem is that quality costs money. I do not think that it is currently viable to provide quality private education to the poor. It is too expensive. Having said that, that is exactly what I, possibly foolishly, want to provide. Lets hope things work out!

Reply
12/14/2009 18:13

@Nachiket, I would need to agree with what you wrote. You did make some very valid points which greatly accsented the article at hand.

Reply
01/14/2010 13:24

Education, even at primary levels seems to have gotten to be just like the business world – concerned mainly with money. Public and private schools alike seem to push consistently for the need of cash flow to increase the level of education. Everyone deserves to have a chance at education despite location and/ economic level. Your blog is very interesting and has really sparked some interest in this issue. Thanks.

Reply
11/01/2010 01:44

The journey of life are many, have smooth also have difficulties, Every busy who are all looking forward to reap the harvest are sweet, But also have bitter. Whether officer is poor, People is rich is flemingia all difficult to buy healthy physique, So I hope you will always happy.

Reply
11/08/2010 23:59

In the network world, Trust is the foundation, The sincerity is a condition, Tolerance and understanding is the precondition, Is a network let us gather, Is the space for us to communicate, Are friends greetings touched me.

Reply
11/10/2010 17:01

The path to greatness is along with others.

Reply
03/10/2011 20:40

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. Do you agree?

Reply
03/15/2011 05:55

Thank you for sharing! Great article! Keep on updating
--------------------------------------
Nike Air Max Shoes are now on sale for you. Now buy Nike Air Max via http://www.takeshoes.com , immediately enjoy the price discount of up to 70% off & fast shipping experience.

Reply
03/27/2011 19:30

life is in reality only a dream

Reply
05/07/2012 01:47

Nice post.Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! I've been looking for books of this nature for a way too long. I'm just glad that I found yours. Looking forward for your next post. Thanks :)

Cholo
www.0y7.net

Reply

Giving study this Post, I experience found out for myself a lot of the unexampled.

Reply
05/31/2012 00:40

hey!you got be good writer

Reply
06/11/2012 01:07

The veiled figure nodded.

Reply
06/19/2012 20:15

Good article.This is useful to publish this information thank you spend so much time! I was looking for a book of this nature.I think I'm lucky to be able to find your website.Look forward to your next article the faster update.

Reply
06/19/2012 20:30

My partner told me that she very much appreciate you publish a blog content.Because of you, open the lock of her heart, because you are her life more exciting.I am also very pleased to be able to enjoy every one of your blog, more updates to our harvest.Thank you very much!

Reply
07/01/2012 17:48

On your blog , it is very good , and rich content, contains a wealth of knowledge and information of valuable significance. I will surely bookmark it as well and also go through your other posts tonight.

Reply
07/01/2012 17:49

I love it very much.thanks saw this page bookmarked and very much liked what I read. Every day have a good mood,Thanks for you sharing.I will bookmarked your blog.keep updating please.

Reply
07/03/2012 01:08

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.

Reply
07/03/2012 01:08

I admire the valuable info you offer you inside your articles. I’ll bookmark your website and have my kids examine up the following typically.

Reply
07/03/2012 01:09

This is the great blog, if you also interested ,please visit out website.

Reply
07/03/2012 01:11

I’m satisfied that you shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

Reply
07/03/2012 01:11

Left on my site a link to this post. I think many people will be interested in it..!!

Reply
07/03/2012 01:12

I just keep on following the blogs on this site, I highly valued this article. Really remarkable!

Reply
07/04/2012 02:19

k Hermes Kelly, Alin gone. After being arrested, Zhang regrett

Reply

Thank you for giving the awesome suggestions for us to order. <a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/">Herve leger dress</a> belong to famous french brand. <a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/herve-leger-bandage-c-1145.html">Herve leger bandage</a> itself means participants wear official clothing to attend important ocaasions. Because each place of <a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/herve-leger-double-strap-c-1146.html">herve leger double strap</a> is appressed to skin and carves out womens slim shape, so it is also called "<a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/herve-leger-high-neck-c-1147.html">bandage dress</a>". From 2007 summer, Max Azria designed first cocktail <a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/herve-leger-long-sleeve-dress-c-1148.html">herve leger long sleeve dress</a>, then <a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/herve-leger-round-neck-c-1149.html">herve leger round neck</a> company made cooperation with adult garments wholesaler and bring these <a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/herve-leger-single-strap-c-1150.html">herve leger single strap</a> to all over the world. Many hollywood stars love wearing <a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/herve-leger-skirts-c-1151.html">herve leger skirts</a>, which can suit with <a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/herve-leger-strapless-c-1153.html">herve leger square neck</a> and jimmy choo pumps pefectly. Except various dresses, herve leger bcbg company also involved in other bussiness. However, most famous is always their <a href="http://www.hervelegerlongsleevedress.com/herve-leger-swimsuit-c-1154.html">herve leger swimsuit</a>.

WYF

Reply
07/08/2012 19:28

Once again the your work, I feel very happy, let me and found that feeling.. Great ~ ~

Reply
07/08/2012 19:28

Your work is very tasty, the opinion of socialism is a unique, I appreciate you this kind of style ~ ~

Reply
07/08/2012 19:28

Read your blog let me can't help loudly say "great", the pictures are beautiful, the design of super good!

Reply
07/10/2012 18:55

Excellent! I admire all the helpful data you've shared in your articles. I'm looking forward for more helpful articles from you. :)

Joseph Aidan
www.arielmed.com

Reply

It is very kind of you to share the useful shoes information to us. Jimmy choo shoes wholesale shop online, mainly involved in 2012 cheap jimmy choo, which were designed by worldwide famous designers. Discount jimmy choo 2012 had been largely accepted by popular stars. As an frontline brand, cheap jimmy choo take "Clean" as its design aim and "Noble" as its design elements, which means jimmy choo wedges enter a new field. Their high heels look more beautiful and quality feel more brilliant. Now jimmy choo thigh high boots diversified products, like jimmy choo slingbacks, jimmy choo pumps collections, jimmy choo sandals, handbags etc. From certificate card, you can check the quality of jimmy choo handbags or boots you buy. Compared jimmy choo fats certificate card with with official shop, you will like our amazingly replica jimmy choo boots. http://www.jimmychoowholesale.com/

ZHY

Reply
07/12/2012 19:57

Dear author I read your article, the mood becomes happy, thank you for your selfless dedication.

Reply

Thank your for sharing useful purchasing ideas with us. Christian louboutin sale store mainly sales cheap exquisite christian louboutin 20 years. All our red buttoms heels are 2012 most popular studs footwear christian louboutin 2012. No matter how long it pasted, I do trust the leader position of christian louboutin ankle boots in fashion world will never change. Stylish and special christian louboutin bags not only make women more charming and eglegent, but also show mens unique charms and personal style fully. Our online shop supply you christian louboutin evening with new arrive, top quality and discount price. So 2012 christian louboutin flats studded bridal shoes must be your best choice for wedding. No matter you live in any place in the world including uk, you can buy free shipping christian louboutin high boots shoe or men flats on our website, we will send those red bottom shoes with 3-8 days fast delivery christian louboutin pumps, christian louboutin sandals outlet have no custom tax, accept dropship, so what are you waiting for christian louboutin slingback? http://www.christianlouboutinsalesaustralia.com/
WYF

Reply

This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. this is very nice one and gives in-depth information. Thanks for this nice article.

Reply
07/27/2012 02:10

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. Thank you to share!I really like this article. Because it can let you know more than with. I love here so much.

Reply
07/27/2012 02:10

I just keep on following the blogs on this site, I highly valued this article. I learn many thing in this post.

Reply
07/27/2012 02:10

I almost accidentally visited to this site, but stayed here for a long time.I bookmarked your site!

Reply
07/28/2012 01:08

Is a text of the connotation of,after reading let me have a great feeling,give my heart produce a lot of moving!

Reply
07/28/2012 01:08

Read your article, the heart have said that not a feeling, and benefited a lot, very artistic conception of an article!

Reply
07/30/2012 23:01

First of all I would like to thank you for the great and informative entry. I have to admit that I have never heard about this information I have noticed many new facts for me. Thanks a lot for sharing this useful and attractive information and I will be waiting for other interesting posts from you in the nearest future. Keep it up.

Reply
08/08/2012 21:04

I haven’t any word to appreciate this post.....Really I am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..Thanks for shared this with us.

Reply
08/08/2012 22:42


Really i am impressed from this post....the person who created this post is a genius and knows how to keep
the readers connected. Thanks for sharing this with us. I found it informative and interesting. Looking forward for more updates.

Reply
08/27/2012 00:30


This is the first time i am reading your post and admire that you posted article which gives users lot of information regarding particular
topic thanks for this share.

Reply
08/29/2012 02:26

You are good at using attributive clauses in your writing.

Reply

The "struck" sentence is perfectly used.

Reply
09/03/2012 01:31

Useful information shared.I am very happy to read this article..Thanks for giving us nice info. Fantastic walk-through. I appreciate this post.

Reply
09/05/2012 20:56

Your website is beautifully made, content is very rich also, can see your article I was lucky..

Reply
09/05/2012 20:56

Your article is quite attractive ideas, very clear, look out for people in the mind is very touched, come on!

Reply
09/05/2012 20:57

Everyone's heart will has some secret, your blog reminds me of the past so many memories! The feeling is very good!

Reply
09/24/2012 20:15

Former Alabama professor gets life in prison. You leave so useful information,I will share this info with my friends.

Reply
09/25/2012 01:28

Emmy broadcast beats last year's numbers. Dear .It is very interesting for me to read that article. That is really amazing dear buddy keep it up.

Reply
09/25/2012 02:01

At UN, New Syria Envoy Gives Bleak Appraisal. Dear author I read your article, the mood becomes happy, thank you for your selfless dedication.

Reply
09/25/2012 02:49

Euro steadies after dropping on German data, Spain. But I have a Desire... Just to see you new one?

Reply
02/24/2013 23:54

This is my first time comment at your blog.Good recommended website.

Reply
02/24/2013 23:54

Nice post. This post is different from what I read on most blog. And it have so many valuable things to learn. Thank you for your sharing.

Reply
02/24/2013 23:55

Fantastic post. Bookmarked this site and emailed it to a few friends, your post was that great, keep it up.

Reply
03/25/2013 04:25

As a famous British jewelry accessories agent Links of London

Reply
03/25/2013 04:28

Official Ralph Lauren Polo shirts provide a traditional timeless style for men, women, and kids.

Reply
03/25/2013 04:28

Professional Cheap Jordans Sale.

Reply



Leave a Reply.


Development and Growth Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory