Sunday, May 04, 2014

Separate schools?

Kuffir links to a report on education 'The primary trauma' "The latest report of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has brought to light everyday instances of discrimination against Dalit, Adivasi and Muslim children in primaryschools. They are asked to sit separately, clean toilets, bring their own utensils for midday meals to keep school utensils "unpolluted" and reprimanded and punished routinely. Despite being illegal and supposedly abolished, belief in untouchability and its continued practice marks these children as objects of humiliation, ridicule and stamps them with a "stigmatised identity". The HRW report documents how this leads to many dropouts from primary schools and rehabilitation programmes don't really work as children put back in school end up in classes with much younger peers, giving teachers and classmates one more reason to taunt and shun them." On the other hand, schools mainly for the underprivileged run by APSWREI Society where they are essentially separated from the more privileged seem to be doing well. 

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