This article was first published in The Economic Times.
It has been co-authored by our CEO Rukmini Banerji and Nobel-laureate Abhijit Banerjee, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).
“Focus on where children are today, and help them to move to where we want them to be tomorrow. The New Education Policy 2020 emphasises that children need to have foundational literacy and numeracy by Grade 3. High priority must now be given to guarantee that children in Grade 3 and beyond will also be reading fluently with understanding, and solving maths problems confidently in the months to come."