India not going with the OLPC project

For once I agree with the government. Oh my God, it has been a long time since I said that.

I first read this paragraph:

The case for giving a computer to every single child is pedagogically suspect. It may actually be detrimental to the growth of the creative and analytical abilities of the child,” Education Secretary Sudeep Banerjee told a planning commission.

I was like, Oh no, not another beurocrat making a bad decision. Then came the surprise:

. “We cannot visualise a situation for decades when we can go beyond the pilot stage. We need classrooms and teachers more urgently than fancy tools,” said Banerjee.

I cannot agree more on this. Hat tip to Mr. Banerjee.

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