Why not legislate to force industry, banks and businesses to contribute to school education as social partners?
RAWALPINDI: I would like the authorities concerned to please answer the following questions: 1) Why is education, a public good, not a paramount concern and responsibility of the state? 2) Why can’t private schools be converted into private companies without reins on profiteering but subject to industrial relations laws? 3) Why not legislate to force industry, banks and businesses to contribute to school education as social partners? 4) Why aren’t teachers held responsible for poor results of students? 5)What role has community participation played in improving education, in terms of increasing enrolment and attendance, and reducing truancy? 6) Why can’t tuition culture be banned altogether?
Published in The Express Tribune, October 18th, 2015.
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