Why India’s Richest State Cannot Hire Enough Teachers

Samta Rai (second from left, in red) waits outside the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board with other applicants for the post of assistant teacher, in a recruitment process that started in 2010. Nearly half the teaching positions in Delhi government schools are either vacant or have been filled by a “guest” or temporary teacher.   … Continued

Why Only 3.2% Of India's 50,000 Orphans Will Find Parents

  Six months into the new adoption rules adopted by the Women and Child Development ministry headed by Maneka Gandhi, there is good news, there is bad news, and some disquieting data.   The good news is that adoptions are quicker–online and more transparent than ever.   The bad news is that adoption agencies are … Continued