Abhijit Banerjee lauds Delhi govt schools for outperforming private peers
* There is a need for greater flexibility in the Indian education sector across all aspects, he said, calling the system 'very rigid'
* He said private schools are 'terrible' from an outcome perspective
Mumbai: Education outcomes in state-run schools can be better than the private ones, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Saturday as he lauded Delhi government schools for "outperforming" their private peers.
He said state agencies have been "generous" with resource allocation for education, which is visible in aspects like teacher salaries and the system, and the focus needs to shift to making them perform better.
The comments from the MIT professor, whose work on poverty alleviation won him the coveted Nobel Prize recently, come weeks ahead of the Delhi polls.
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Livemint.com, 11 January, 2020, https://www.livemint.com/news/india/abhijit-banerjee-lauds-delhi-govt-schools-for-outperforming-private-peers-11578752923555.html