- Jnana Bhaskar Rao
Why is primary education such a big deal?And should education mean the same for all?Should there even be standards for what one can learn?
Growing up in a country plagued by poverty i don't understand the great stress on education. Most people in my country are involved in agriculture. And they would rather send their children to the fields then to a primary school and i can't argue with it. Because i can't see how primary education will help them rise from poverty.Surely what comprises education for the these poor should be different from what it is for me in the urban middle-class. So what should they be taught in primary education? Letters, languages or how to improve productivity and avoid uncertainty in farming?