articles by Anjali Mody

Learning

India's education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure

Education has been sold in India as a route to national greatness. It is expected to “socially uplift” the poor, transform society and turn the country into an economic powerhouse. But in countries like ours where intergenerational social and economic inequalities are entrenched, education on its own changes very little. It mostly reproduces the inequalities.