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Get Schooled: 10 years of Right to Education, a reality check

Updated : July 12, 2019 09:03 PM IST

Almost every child in India is now enrolled in the school. However, only 35 percent of fifth standard children in Bihar’s government schools can read a second standard textbook.

Just 22 percent of fifth standard children in India’s government schools can do simple division and these are the startling results of the Annual State of Education Report or ASER 2018 survey, which is conducted by not for profit organisation Pratham.

Right to education math has helped us achieve almost universal coverage but learning outcomes have not improved in tandem. The survey of rural households and schools has been going on for the past 14 years. Some states have shown improvement, on a larger note, the report said, "Not only are we not creating a sufficiently literate population but that most of our population is functionally illiterate."

Poor learning outcomes for children in India schools both public and private is a direct result of poor in class teaching. One of the biggest reasons for poor in-class teaching is the quality of training for teachers. This is compounded by the problem of a massive teacher shortage in India.
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