Faisal Bari

High-stakes assessments

Faulty testing methods can end up producing graduates who do not even know how to write properly. Published May 20, 2016 05:21am

Torture: systemic issue

The torture of Aftab Ahmed raises several questions about the investigative tactics of the law enforcers. Published May 06, 2016 01:53am

Poverty puzzles

Why has malnutrition increased even as poverty has come down? Published Apr 22, 2016 02:18am

Development without equity

We seem to be telling our people that if you can get away with it, you should. Published Apr 08, 2016 02:29am

Shattered dreams

We have allowed our education system to fragment along many lines. Published Mar 25, 2016 02:44am

Gated communities

Do gated communities create security? Or do they reduce social capital in a society? Published Mar 11, 2016 01:13am

Excessive greed?

DHA, Lahore has adopted a clever scheme to make money. Published Feb 26, 2016 01:08am

End-of-life care?

Losing a loved one is hard enough. It needn’t be made worse by having to deal with patient care problems. Published Feb 12, 2016 01:05am

Hippocratic oath: a myth

There is no primary doctor who coordinates with other specialists. Published Jan 15, 2016 01:01am

Institutional quality & regression

Short of a major shake-up, can we ensure the presence of quality-assurance mechanisms in institutions? Published Jan 01, 2016 01:21am

No quick or easy wins

Successive governments have failed to provide a consistent policy for the automobile sector. Published Dec 18, 2015 01:35am

Thinking about quality

Students are just not able to go beyond the definitions of what they have learnt. Published Dec 04, 2015 01:08am

Shame of inequality

The story is one about poverty and the extremes of inequality this society appears to be willing to live with. Published Nov 20, 2015 01:50am

Regulation under threat

Effective regulators are needed to provide at least a semblance of checks on the executive. Published Oct 23, 2015 01:02am

Quality and teacher training

There are hundreds of thousands of teachers who need to have access to good training. Published Oct 09, 2015 01:44am

A study in hypocrisy

Only when fees are going beyond the reach of middle-income groups do we hear calls for regulation. Published Sep 25, 2015 02:09am

Differences in abilities

There is a tremendous taboo on talking about or facing ability issues in Pakistan. Published Sep 11, 2015 01:52am

Good for what?

Even after 12 years of education, Amjad was barely literate. Published Aug 28, 2015 12:57pm

Education and careers

Undergraduate degrees should not be seen as being tied too closely to job prospects. Published Aug 14, 2015 01:11am