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A Heatmap Analysis of EdTech in India Selling Ice to Eskimos
Business, India

A Heatmap Analysis of EdTech in India Selling Ice to Eskimos

Across Indian media, there is a wave of critical reviews of edtech predicting an apocalyptic hour in the industry. These reviews are, however, a commentary on marketing missteps or financial miscalculations and not a deeper crack that concerns data privacy in India and the exploitation of child-sensitive data. New parents, aka woke millennials succumb to marketing gimmicks by these edtech startups in India. They outsource the brain development of their newborns and toddlers. The reason behind such outsourcing is busy work life and the fear of missing out in an extremely competitive world.  Nikhil Subramaniam at INC42 covers the edtech bubble, Jaspreet Kalra, Olina Banerji, and Arundhati Ramanathan at The Ken write about Deloitte's delay in signing off Byju's 2021 financial statem...
Edtech in China Down to Death; How Clever is India?
Business

Edtech in China Down to Death; How Clever is India?

In the latest development, Edtech in China receives a big blow! Chinese authorities issue a new reform banning after school private tuition. The government has a nine-year free compulsory education system stretching from primary to junior middle school in China. While pursuing this compulsory education, students succumb to an overload of homework from private tuition in addition to schoolwork. To help students ease the stress, the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council have outlined a solution guideline. The guideline explains strategies to reduce homework overload, improve the quality of classroom education, and after-class services provided by schools. In this effort, China has also pledged to adopt a strict approval a...
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