central governments' Draft National Education Policy
promotes privatization of education to meet its target,
which is not only logically absurd but also legitimizes
inequality. Solutions like student loans are impractical
with educated unemployment, and fee subsidies turn counterproductive.
The one efficient way is to extract the private funds
through progressive direct tax, but that seems impossible
in this neo-liberal era.
article was originally published in People's Democracy
on August 6, 2017.