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Why edtech won’t take the dipstick test

When India took the PISA in 2009, we ranked a humiliating 73 out of 74 countries. After almost a decade-long cold shoulder, India’s decided to participate in the 2021 round. No doubt, to salvage some pride. It’s been a decade of vast improvements in school enrollments, with unbounded growth and innovation in edtech. But when will the rubber meet the road?


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Sweat at the nape of your neck. Hands balled up. White knuckles tensely rapping the underside of a rickety old table. Pens, rulers, protractors lined up as if going into battle. Sounds familiar? It’s exam time. As February turns to March, children across the country take the dreaded board exams. By April 2019 alone, 2.8…

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