In a plague year, what does it mean for a schoolteacher to be the foot solider for the election? Our poorest children have long paid the price of their teachers’ state-mandated absence. Now many of these teachers have paid the price with their lives.
Many agree that the Kejriwal government did bring education into focus and infused energy into a moribund system that ran a thousand-odd schools in Delhi. But there is a flip side to the feel-good story.