ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Public-Private Interface in Primary Education

It would be imprudent to consider private schooling as the alternative to public schools, since a vast majority of parents cannot bear the cost of private school education. Even if a voucher system is introduced (where the government may issue education vouchers to the parents which would enable them to enrol children in schools of their choice). The feasibility of such a system is remote mainly for two reasons: (1) private schooling would involve a far larger amount of parental expenditure than vouchers could offer, and (2) the possibility of establishing private schools in the rural and underprivileged areas of the country is nothing more than a delusion.

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