Creeping privatisation threatens Indian Public School System

In a meeting with Mr. Fred Van Leeuwen, General Secretary, Education International with AIPTF President and leaders from the states highlighted that India is facing with the challenge of boosting teachers’ ranks and improving school environments, India looks to curb the explosion of privatised

education by once again making quality education synonymous with public education. Of the three-and-a-half million public primary school teachers in India, seven hundred thousand are so called “para-teachers”, educators who may look the same and carry out the same work as regular teachers but earn the equivalent of only $50 USD a month, representing only an eighth of the average teachers’ salary.

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