No exam till class 5 will create poor quality students. Question has been raised whether we should have exam or not. No doubt, exams create stress. But no exam barrier means no study to many students. During this age , it is easier to mold a student. I know one teacher who was complaining that students are not studying at all and threatening teacher who can;t fail them.
Even as the March 5 notification of the UPSC Civil Services Main examination is put on hold due to pressure lobby within the Parliament, the latest revision of the pattern of examination leaves ample scope of discussion and debate among the intelligentsia in the country.
Companies are betting high on 4G technology. It will redefine meaning of learning and training. It will give access to online content to large population. Youtube enabled education will improve real time access. Experiment and concept are easy to understand with visual impact. If cost remain low, bridge between poor and rich kid will reduce as both will have access to same education.
US budget discussion has important learning. Obama first said in media , he won't negotiate. Now , he is showing shoft corner toward republicans. Both parties made it clear to the world their rigid stands. Democrats want taxes on riches. Republicans want revenue cuts on social services. Both have different ideas and stacks are high.