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Getting them back to school

-The Hindu A survey commissioned by the Ministry of Human Resource Development simplistically records poverty and academic disinterest as major reasons for children dropping out of school. A survey commissioned by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, in September shows that out of the estimated 20.41 crore children in the age group of 6-13 in India, an estimated 60.41 lakh (2.97 per cent) are out of school. This proportion of Out-of-school Children...

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Stolen generation -Rekha Dixit

-The Week Shambhu Kumar, 8, quite liked his job as a domestic help in a small town in Assam. He had to mind two children nearly his age, keep an eye on the ducks and be available for chores all day. It wasn't too hard, and he was well fed, too, though he missed his grandmother, a tea garden labourer. One day, some women from the state education department came to the...

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The children the PM couldn’t speak to -Kiran Bhatty

-The Indian Express More than four years after the RTE was passed, the state has no handle on the numbers of Out-of-school Children. The recently released report of the Global Initiative on Out-of-school Children, based on a situational analysis of India, opens a Pandora's box on data and methodological issues that plague the estimation of Out-of-school Children in India. As the report reveals, there is a multiplicity of definitions, sources of data...

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1.4 million Indian children aged 6-11 out of school: Unesco -Manash Pratim Gohain

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Achieving the goal of getting all children in school by 2015 is now clearly impossible. It has emerged that there are 57.8 million children who are out of primary school globally. And India, with 1.4 million children, ranks among the top five nations with kids aged six to 11 out of school. These are some of the findings in Unesco's Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring...

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Gujarat model hyped? Other BJP-ruled states, non-Cong parties performed better -Chetan Chauhan

-The Hindustan Times   Gujarat's developmental model has dominated this election season, thanks to BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi making it a poll issue and the Congress hitting back with vengeance. Modi showcased his state's model to project his performance. The Congress called it a ‘toffee' model that India does not need. TMC said the West Bengal model was better while Telugu Desam Party said the Gujarat model was inspired by the one...

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