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Teacher is the Key


Posted on August 8, 2011 by Faisal Bari If you talk to public sector teachers or teacher representatives, across Pakistan, they tell you how frustrating their jobs are. They feel they are not given proper career paths (why can a teacher not reach Grade 22), their input, even in pedagogic and curriculum areas, is not taken into policymaking […]

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Enlightened Self-Interest


Posted on August 2, 2011 by Faisal Bari Also on the blog: http://pakistanpolicyideas.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/enlightened-self-interest/Dr Faisal Bari The argument for enlightened self-interest is about the public good and positive externality expected from having an educated populace and citizenry. This public mindedness is definitely and quite significantly missing in Pakistan Last week, I mentioned that at a recent gathering, some politicians […]

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