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India’s Schoolchildren Pay the Price for Coronavirus Lockdown

Bhaskar Chakravorti speaks with the Financial Times about the importance of education for India's economy.

Outside the locked and deserted Vidya Sagar Public School, the eight-year-old daughter of a snack vendor sits forlornly on her father’s disused pushcart.

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Bhaskar Chakravorti, dean of global business at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, said the disruption would weigh on India’s economic prospects for many years. “If there is a breakdown in education, you are seriously hobbling the future,” he said.

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