Apart from an immediate resumption of schools, the group also wants no disruptive social distancing, no emergency-use jabs and no asymptomatic Covid testing for kids.
Backed by teachers, parents and doctors, the initiative says children deserve normalcy in the New Year as they have lost too much in the name of COVID measures
“Covid-19 Recovery and Early Years’ Education – Supporting Children’s Learning in the Foundational Stage” has been prepared in the context of the current Education Emergency due to the long spell of school closure resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It builds on the guidance provided in the publication ‘A Future at…
It rose by two percentage points, from 3% in 2004-05 to 5% in 2021-22
Students have forgotten foundational skills or not picked up basic concepts in core subjects
It cautions parents not to be drawn by offers of free services by the companies
Intergenerational mobility in India is low. Those born poor are likely to stay poor, as inequities are entrenched. Now consider what two years of school closure will have done to widen the vast gap.
Citing multiple examples of how children are already exposed to the virus to substantiate their claim, these parents showed their concurrence with the decision of reopening of schools amid Omicron scare as children are less susceptible to the disease.