Today is World Teachers’ Day and I wish to share this report by my son A. L Ashkenaz on the struggles by teachers of India while they continue to teach online. It has been five months of digital instructions and teachers are fighting a battle of survival with pay-cuts and lay-offs being just one of them.
Digitising an entire school was always going to be a daunting task. But for the 1.5 million schools in India, many of whom still operated on paper primarily, this task felt herculean. Many schools, especially in villages, had no online payment facilities and conducted most of its curriculum with pen and paper. The story of […]PAY CUTS AND ABUSIVE PARENTS: WHAT TEACHERS FACE DURING LOCKDOWN