Pushing Education in India

Pace University's Surendra Kaushik responds to reader comments on his previous column on caste, education, and success

My "Do Not Reinforce Two Indias" column of Nov. 2, 2006, overwhelmingly brought appreciative comments on the main themes of the article that (i) educational resources should be expanded by government at all levels; (ii) caste- and religion-based quotas are divisive, inefficient, and unnecessary to expand educational opportunities to all; (iii) admissions to colleges and universities should be based on interest, aptitude, preparation, and performance of the student, i.e., merit; and (iv) education is the source of growth, so far mostly in private sector.

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