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Faisal Bari

Managing diversity

The coping mechanisms teachers offer in class cannot level the playing field for all students. Published Dec 02, 2016 02:00am

Value of education

Why are the last 10-15pc of out-of-school children, in the relevant cohorts, so hard to bring into the system? Published Nov 04, 2016 01:00am

Social unravelling

When we think of development and quality of life, we should also consider our social fabric. Published Oct 21, 2016 12:52pm

Teachers and minimum wage

Do we want only those people who have no alternatives to become teachers? Published Oct 07, 2016 12:51pm

A flawed development model

If people are educated and healthy, why should it matter if growth rates do not match those of East Asia? Published Sep 23, 2016 01:17am

Picking up where they left off

Many among our youth who have dropped out of school want a second chance at education later in life. Published Sep 09, 2016 01:14am

Quest for solutions

Are our inequalities so entrenched that they have warped our sense of personhood? Published Aug 26, 2016 01:25am

An unequal education

An elite English-medium school student does not have much in common with a madressah-going child. Published Aug 12, 2016 12:47am

Up the creek

There have been attacks against many on the basis of who they are and what they stand for. Published Jul 29, 2016 01:40am

Entrenched inequalities

Our society and institutions are structured to perpetuate inequality across generations. Published Jul 15, 2016 01:57am

Political process and maturity

Whatever one’s views on the Brexit vote, there was a mature acceptance of the results. Published Jul 01, 2016 01:33am

Different path

Our elders did want a homeland for Muslims. But was it this sort of society and state that we wanted? Published Jun 17, 2016 01:27am

Mea culpa

Does poverty mean that the people of Tharparkar have no rights? Published Jun 03, 2016 02:17am

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