Meeta W Sengupta

A country in search of growth must invest in education. However, Government investments in this field have not influenced voting patterns. This needs to change


It is a universally acknowledged truth that a country in search of growth must invest in education. It is also the year of the elections, where policy bends to politics. Educationists have to acknowledge, in the recent past, investments in education have not influenced voting patterns. This sounds wrong when it is known that better education levels lead to prosperity and health. Why would prosperity not be on the voter’s agenda? Education is both personal and societal. Decisions made by elected policy makers affect the present and future of an entire generation.

Take the case of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, which starts with the goal of ensuring every child in India gets educated upto the age of 14…

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