A Tale of Two Education Systems: Finland & India - Develop Economies | Develop Economies | Finland | Scoop.it
By investing heavily in education, and ensuring that all schools provide the same level of quality, Finland has created a more equitable system that produces results across the board. In India, that simply will not be the case. The schools in the major cities, where educated teachers are more likely to settle, will have a disproportionate advantage. Schools in slums and rural areas will almost certainly suffer from a lack of resources and qualified personnel. And the prospect of a fully equitable public education system similar to that of Finland is very unlikely.
If the private schools serving the poorest segments of the Indian population are forced to close as a result of the Right to Education Act, it will be a tragedy. And, as is usually the case in these situations, the children caught in the middle will be the ones who suffer.