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Teachers should focus on educational standards
Lok Satta Party national President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan has suggested that teachers' organizations should look into the reasons behind the deteriorating educational standards, and work to improve the situation - instead of bringing attention to issues such as postings, pay and promotions - to the exclusion of the larger picture.

DR. NARAYAN was addressing a meeting at the party headquarters in Hyderabd, while unveiling the 2013 calendar put together by Upadhyaya Satta, which is an affiliate of the Jan Satta party. The calendar was unveiled on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule, a social reformer and a teacher.

Commenting on Indian education, he said that as per a recent survey, India holds the 73rd place out of 74 countries in standards of education, which is a disturbing fact.

There's no doubt, Dr. Narayan said, students in India and teachers are hardworking and intelligent, and that people who teach are held in high esteem in Indian society. In this context, teachers' organizations can work towards improving quality of education.

In the absence of frequent quality evaluation - Indian education is witnessing a dip in discipline and teaching standards. To get back to the right track - value-based education needs to be put in place.

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