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Indian states can now choose to hold children back in grades V and VIII if they fail the year-end tests, according to a new amendment to the Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education Act. But this is not enough to improve learning outcomes, experts say. The move puts the blame of failure completely on the child by penalising him with detention, without adequate focus on addressing the causes for detention such as underutilisation of funds, untrained teachers, vacant teacher posts and flailing school infrastructure.

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