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    Is the government’s series of policies fostering an inferiority complex in education?

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    The state’s school education policies are being questioned for following misleading trends and outdated colonial ideas. Successive governments have been focusing on promoting ‘Corporate Education’, ‘International Schools’, and ‘World-class faculty’ to compete with private schools, which has affected admissions in existing public schools.

    For instance, model and residential schools have become elitist compared to government schools like Zilla Parishad and Mandal Parishad schools, as they require entrance tests for admissions similar to private unaided schools. The emphasis on English medium education has led parents to prefer private corporate schools or elite public schools over traditional government schools.

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    Experts believe that the early education children receive will impact their future learning. A comprehensive education policy should consider all stages of schooling, rather than promoting binaries like English vs Telugu or Engineering vs other subjects. The focus should be on providing a balanced education that prepares students for the future.

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    The perpetuation of myths like corporate education vs government schools or international schools vs others for marketing purposes needs to be challenged. Teachers also need exposure to different perspectives on education to ensure a well-rounded learning experience for students. Encouraging such binaries may benefit some, but it ultimately harms the education system and students’ learning processes.

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    The need to address the inferiority complex in the education system and move away from colonial influences is highlighted by the NEP-2020. It raises questions about whether public institutions like Osmania University should strive to be like prestigious institutions such as Harvard University. Ultimately, the goal should be to create a strong education system that benefits the state and the nation in the long run.

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