A Deep Dive Into Education | Episode 54 | Everything is Everything


Education in India needs to be fixed. It is a tragic waste of our potential. How can it be fixed? Why will pumping in more spending solve nothing? What is the link between education & development? Why do we need to redefine education? Welcome to Episode 54 of Everything is Everything, a weekly podcast hosted by Amit Varma and Ajay Shah. In this episode, Amit and Ajay give a comprehensive lay of the land in the field of education in India, challenging many conventional notions on the way. If you like watching Everything is Everything, please like, subscribe, share, comment. :) TABLE OF CONTENTS: 00:00 Packaging 00:13 Introduction: The State of Education 01:44 Chapter 1: Understanding the Problem 17:34 Chapter 2: What About Private Enterprise? 25:13 Chapter 3: Fund Schooling, Not Schools 34:40 Chapter 4: Education and Development 52:58 Chapter 5: The Importance of Early Childhood 1:05:12 Chapter 6: What Should a Parent Do? 1:10:36 Chapter 7: What Should a Young Person Do? 1:26:01 Chapter 8: What Should Educators Do? 1:27:53 Chapter 9: What Should Policy People Do? 1:31:32 Chapter 10: What Should Philanthropists Do? 1:38:08 Chapter 11: Amit Recommends 1:39:29 Chapter 12: Ajay Recommends USEFUL RESOURCES: 1. Amit on Twitter:   / amitvarma   2. Ajay on Twitter:   / ajay_shah   3. The Seen and the Unseen -- Amit's audio podcast: https://seenunseen.in/ (Also on all podcast apps. And YouTube, though less than 1% of listens come from here:    / @theseenandtheunseen  ) 4. Ajay's organisation, XKDR Forum, on YouTube:    / @xkdr   5. In Service of the Republic -- Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah: https://amzn.eu/d/hwGILb3 6. The Art of Clear Writing -- Amit's writing course: https://indiauncut.com/clear-writing/ 7. The India Uncut Newsletter -- Amit's newsletter at https://indiauncut.substack.com/ 8. Education in India — Episode 77 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Amit Chandra):    • Ep. 77: Education in India   9. Fixing Indian Education — Episode 185 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Karthik Muralidharan):    • Ep 185: Fixing Indian Education   10. Our Unlucky Children (2007) -- Amit Varma: https://tinyurl.com/yk7xtkuf 11. Why India Needs School Vouchers (2007) -- Amit Varma: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB116882... 12. Fund Schooling, Not Schools (2007) -- Amit Varma: https://tinyurl.com/4env7dbn 13. Where Has All the Education Gone? -- Lant Pritchett: https://tinyurl.com/mrxxh787 14. The first PISA results for India: The end of the beginning -- Lant Pritchett: https://tinyurl.com/ctrt4wm 15. Geniuses and economic development -- Ajay Shah: https://tinyurl.com/4z3xt38h 16. Doing better than a competitive exam -- Nitin Pai and Ajay Shah: https://tinyurl.com/47f23npx 17. The Aser Reports: https://asercentre.org/ 18. Accelerating India's Development -- Karthik Muralidharan: https://amzn.in/d/0eLqkVeb 19. We Are Brains, Not Stomachs -- Episode 20 of Everything is Everything (on population):    • Our Population Is Our Greatest Asset ...   20. The Long Road to Change -- Episode 36 of Everything is Everything:    • The Long Road to Change | Episode 36 ...   21. PISA by OECD: https://www.oecd.org/en/about/program... 22. Private Education Is Good for the Poor -- James Tooley and Pauline Dixon: https://tinyurl.com/5ak68wm8 23. How Much Does Free Education Cost? -- Study by CCS: https://tinyurl.com/3s8ka5hy 24. The Beautiful Tree -- James Tooley: https://amzn.in/d/0b0dB3A1 25. Lant Pritchett Is on Team Prosperity — Episode 379 of The Seen and the Unseen:    • Ep 379: Lant Pritchett Is on Team Pro...   26. Karthik Muralidharan and the Bureaucrat’s Burden -- Episode 375 of The Seen and the Unseen:    • Ep 375: Karthik Muralidharan and the ...   27. Murali Neelakantan's tweet: https://tinyurl.com/y23zzj3c 28. James Heckman at the Unversity of Chicago: https://tinyurl.com/5h4t7bba 29. The Heckman Equation: https://heckmanequation.org/ 30. It is immoral to have children. Here’s why -- Amit Varma: https://tinyurl.com/3ukun6w2 31. Natasha Badhwar Lives the Examined Life — Episode 301 of The Seen and the Unseen:    • Ep 301: Natasha Badhwar Lives the Exa...   32. The Takshashila Institution: https://takshashila.org.in/ 33. Stay Away From Luxury Beliefs -- Episode 46 of Everything is Everything:    • Stay Away From Luxury Beliefs | Episo...   34. Three-page notes considered harmful -- Ajay Shah: https://tinyurl.com/ydctakja 35. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis: https://amzn.in/d/0bGj3ZoE 36. Essays -- Lydia Davis: https://amzn.in/d/06KXJVUo 37. To Kill a Mockingbird -- Harper Lee: https://amzn.in/d/0grQGDjk Produced by Amit Varma Shot by Vaishnav Vyas & Nomsita MS Haritashya:   / vaishnav.vyas   Edited by Nomsita MS Haritashya:   / nomsitaharitashya   Thanks to Gaurav Chintamani for helping with sound:   / gaurav_chintamani   Chapter image by Simahina:   / i_am_simahina   NB. Shared only for academic purposes, courtesy the YouTube Channel of Amit Varma. Source: https://youtu.be/fa_ZXlqwmSM?si=g6Fe3bOpGigCTuq2

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