The state government’s promise on Monday to enforce a widely flouted 1994 language policy requiring compulsory Kannada-medium education in primary schools reflects resentment at the influx of relatively wealthy English-speaking IT workers into Bangalore.
The crackdown has seen 800 schools stripped of their status and a further 1,500 face closure, according to an education department official.
This is definitely a backward step taken by the government. Hopefully a public debate will follow and oppose this move. Read the full article.