Education in India

Patrick Gibbons

No matter where one seems to go, debates on education reform are the same. The facts regularly show that centralized and bureaucratic government schools unaccountable to parents perform dismally compared to their less costly private school counterparts.

Some education-reform videos from CNBC show that this holds true even in India. While much poorer than Nevada, India still faces a very similar problem: ineffective and unaccountable government schools. So, even in India, private schools exist, the vast bulk of them serving some of the poorest people in the country. Despite having the government’s “free” alternatives available, even impoverished parents will scrimp and save to ensure their kids receive better education than that offered at the public school.

Appearing in this three-part series (about 25 minutes long) is Dr. James Tooley, author of “The Beautiful Tree.” Private schools are serving some of the poorest people in the world with quality education superior to that of the “free” government schools, and his book documents it.

Part I

Part II

Part III