On Mar 13, 2014, at 9:45 AM, GS Chandy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This has not been tried *effectively* anywhere (USA or in India;
You say that all the time. It is that ?What if?? fallacy I have identified. How about looking at it realistically, as in, ?It didn?t work because it doesn?t work.? and then through that you can figure out why it doesn?t work, and thereby, learn something deeper more about the real issue.
> I see. And how does that 'equity in education' (in the conventional sense) square up with the fact that children of parents in 'lower-income groups' will NEVER be able to get hold of needed books and other 'learning material' that children of parents having incomes of, say, US $ 200K per annum can take for granted?
Access to books has never been a problem for me, and I grew up in abject poverty. Although, there were times when we didn?t have electricity and I could only read them in the daytime. Books are quite common in this country, regardless of income. Think about it this way, if you could only choose one, which would you choose, access to good parents, or access to good books.