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Train the teachers

The education system is in a state of crisis. Changing it and altering the destinies of the 260 million children is possible only if the capabilities of the teachers teaching them are reimagined.

Few would argue that India's education system is not in a perpetual state of crisis. The statistics have not only inundated us each year, they've numbed us. These are datasets telling us that only 27 per cent of Class 3 students can read a second-grade text. They're numbers indicating that a staggering 67 per cent of children drop out before Class 12. They're reports suggesting that the average Indian Class 8 student is on par, mathematically, with a Class 3 student from South

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