What Will a Switch from 10+2 to 5+3+3+4 in Schooling Mean?
M.M. Pallam Raju: If a five-year foundational stage is followed by a three-year preparatory stage, it is implicative that the vision of the foundational stage is not gelling with the preparatory stage. If grades 1 and 2 are part of the foundational stage and located in an Anganwadi, then who would be teaching in grades 1 and 2? Also, when there is no acknowledgement or mention of an extension of the RTE act, covering children in the age group 3-18, then the meaning of universalisation of school education becomes ambiguous.