State Of Education In Indi Article Analysis

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India is in the bottom 13% of the countries in the world concerning gender development (Shah 2). Even with the other countries’ modern influences, India still treats women as second class to men. India’s education system is also less than ideal. Education should be free for everyone at least until they are eighteen, and it should be used to introduce new ideas and stimulate thinking. In india, however, getting education, let alone good education, is difficult, and this limited education has a huge link to their problem with the gender gap. Because schooling provides many of the necessary tools to empower women and girls, providing and requiring ten or more years of school can allow the female population to become more like equals to men, but …show more content…
The education that is currently provided is not up to par, and that fact may have something to do with the way women are treated. The article “India” provides some insight on the current state of education in India. The article tells us that the constitution guarantees free education for all children up to 14 years of age. This policy would work, except the amount of people that actually get education past fifth grade are slim to none. “Tiny numbers of women in the sample had 10 or more years of schooling” (Arnot). The government is working to fix this problem however, which is stated by Geoffrey Walford. He points out that section 12 of the Indian Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, orders all private schools to leave 25% of their openings free and reserved for students who are socially or economically challenge. He goes on to define these students as students who are stuck in the caste system or who do not have the money to attend school. The government will reimburse the schools of the amount lost, and none of the 25% can be left empty (Walford 533-35). This is one great step in the right …show more content…
Payal states these cons in her article. Her first problem with more education is that, “Schools are gengered institutions…” (Payal 92-93). This problem is relatively easy to fix. All we have to do is to create co-ed schools throughout India, and then we need to enforce the idea that girls and boys are allowed to speak to each other outside marriage. Once this problem is out of the way, we must address Payal’s second point, which is that, “education systems have a tendency toward stability rather than change, and tend to reproduce social hierarchy and inequality.” There are multiple solutions to this problem. One solution is to send more students studying abroad, which would show the students what the rest of the world thinks of women. Another solution would be to have teachers from other countries, such as America and Britain, come and teach the students. This would allow the teachers to teach all the students new, modern ideas. After these problems are addressed, it is easy to see how more education can provide a better world for the

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