Protesting the inequity in our primary education, activists and educationists have long been advocating the Common School System (CSS). Here's why they think it will work:
- A good neighbourhood school is central to the But one trip to CSS: quality teachers imparting quality education in a quality environment.
- Quality of education imparted is such that a parent ordinarily does not feel the need to send her child to expensive private schools outside the neighbourhood school.
- Admissions to all children in the neighbourhood is guaranteed without payment of any donations. Which should go a long way in removing all admission blues.
- CSS has been mandated by Parliament not once but thrice— in 1968, 1986 and 1992.
- And it isn't a pipedream, insist CSS votaries. Large parts of the world, from communist Cuba to a privatised America, have all implemented CSS.