Cutting teachers no way to modernize education system, says People for Education

Cutting teachers and other resources is no way to improve student learning or update the public school system, says a new report from advocacy and research group People for Education. The Ford government has “announced its plans for modernization, including better access to technology, more attention to skills that prepare students for jobs, and a renewed math strategy … the Ministry of Education also acknowledged the importance of transferable skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, and citizenship,” says the report, to be released Monday. “However, at the same time, the government reduced…

Third party insurance for cars, two-wheelers to become costlier from June 16

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has also increased the TP insurance for public as well as private goods carrying vehicles. (Image for representation: GettyImages) Car and two-wheeler insurance will cost more from June 16 with regulator Irdai (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority) increasing the mandatory third party (TP) motor insurance premium by up to 21 per cent for certain categories. Normally, the mandatory motor TP insurance cover rates are revised from April 1. However, this time, the new rates for the fiscal 2019-20 will be applicable…

Agenda for reforming school education

The new government must take forward the current government’s initiatives on teachers’ training, and initiate new steps If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century” — Barack Obama Education lies “below priority line” for all political parties as most of them are looking for immediate political gains that are not forthcoming from this sector. Hence, consciously oblivious of the consequences, political parties have chosen to ignore education. This can’t go on in the interest of our children and for the…