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10 Reforms in the Education System

  1. Separate government’s role as regulator, financier and provider of education.
  2. Use tools of per-student funding such as Vouchers, Direct Cash Transfers, Scholarships to improve efficiency and accountability of public spending and provide more choice to the parents.
  3. Institute learning outcomes-based school recognition and regulation of both government and private schools.
  4. Conduct National Achievement Survey (NAS) every year for both government and private schools and have SCERTs (State Council of Educational Research and Training) do diagnostic learning assessment at regular intervals.
  5. Make district the basic unit of education governance and revise the roles of Beat, Zone and District Education Officers to reorient School Inspection and Support System towards learning outcomes.
  6. Create centralised district- and state-level MIS for data-based administration and put information on finances, teachers, performance of all schools in public domain in a form that parents can understand and use.
  7. Establish independent education dispute resolution tribunal with a robust online grievance redressal system with a call centre.
  8. Give unique ID to all students, teachers and principals and maintain online portfolio of their work, trainings and performance.
  9. Allow innovations in education delivery mechanisms through models such as blended learning, MOOCs, Magnet Schools for gifted as well as challenged students, support for Budget Private Schools linked to quality of education, Charter or PPP Schools and for-profit schools.
  10. Participate in all future rounds of PISA and TIMSS.

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