As usual, no one will be held accountable, right from the education secretary to school teachers for making the system to fail. Rather, passing the buck game will begin ending in a draw. In a recent government sponsored educational conference, when the education department was suggested for a systemic reform rather than blaming teachers, three committees were formed to look into the factors for the falling standards of government schools as usual. Every year this happens but things go from bad to worse.
Earlier, some well meaning educationalists were against the educational voucher system with the hope that government will make serious efforts to improve government schools, but now they are of the view that the government should go for the vouchers and let parents teach their children where they wish to.
In a way, educational vouchers are subsidies given directly to parents for education of their children at any school of their choice. Some countries have the system of charter schools, which are the government-funded schools but operate privately with community participation and stake.
In the voucher system, parents have choice to send their children to the government or private school of their choice to pay for the tuition and ask for permissible reimbursement of expenses. In many countries, vouchers and tax credits allow students and parents to choose the school that they find has a good quality.
With the dysfunctional government school system and no hope for sensitive governance and teacher professionalism, it seems we moving towards a voucher system of education.
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