India’s landmark right to education law guarantees schooling for all children from the age of 6. But for parents and children across India’s cities and villages, the battle for quality education starts two years earlier, at the pre-school stage. An absence of any regulations and standards means that thousands of urban parents like Kumawat are each year left to the whims of individual institutions.
Not enough room: Inadequate monitoring of the admission policies of pre-schools means a huge number of children are often left unaccommodated. HT/Ajay Aggarwal
Meanwhile, a severe shortage of pre-schooling facilities in rural India means that the children of villages like Katajhar Pathar lose out on the early education many of their urban counterparts receive, and start formal education a few paces behind. Read more
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