The quality of education in India is slipping, and a new report highlights the problem. The latest All India Education Survey shows that the number of students attending school has reached 226.7 million, which is more than the population of 238 countries. This is a staggering number, and is difficult to educate given the current budgetary constraints. It is estimated that the total student population in India is larger than the total population of the United States, China, and Indonesia.
The Myth of Decline
The Myth of Decline has a very simple explanation. The idea that the quality of education is declining is based on the fact that schools are not as good as they were twenty to thirty years ago. This Myth survives because people fail to take into account the relevant statistics. The SAT scores have decreased dramatically in the last 25-30 years. Many people think that this shows the lack of quality education in the US. This is not necessarily true. In fact, there are several factors that are contributing to this deterioration in the quality of education in America.
Quality of education
The deterioration in learning outcomes has caused controversy in the US, and many argue that the quality of education should be improved. Some argue that the federal government spends more on housing an average inmate than it does on education. While this may be true, it is also important to remember that education is not cheap. While the costs of public education are high, the return on investment is even higher. If we want the quality of our education to improve, we have to invest in it.