Grey Sunshine: Stories from Teach For India

by Sandeep Rai

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Author: Sandeep Rai

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 296

Binding: Paperback

Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches

Release Date: 20-08-2019

Details: Product Description India is battling an educational crisis of unprecedented proportions. Half of the country standard 5 students cannot read a standard 2 level text in their native language. Seventy-six per cent of Indian students don’t make it to college. The list of alarming statistics doesn’t end there. But who are the faces behind these statistics? What are their stories? What would it take to alter their futures and subsequently, the future of India? Grey sunshine tells the human stories behind the National crisis we see—and yet don’t see— every single day: the state of Indian Education. It is an invitation to walk in the shoes of hundreds of thousands of children from less privileged backgrounds. Battling the injustices of poverty alongside them are 4, 000 unlikely leaders from teach for India, a two-year Fellowship programme that places young people as full-time teachers in government classrooms across the country. The stories of these students and teachers represent the struggle to reform a failing education system and the hope for a brighter sun to shine tomorrow. Review ‘A must-read for everybody with a social conscience.’ —Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys ‘Grey Sunshine simultaneously encapsulates the nightmares and dreams of India’s poor [and] sheds light on a challenging but worthy path to transformation for the entire country.’ —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs ‘I dream that one day poverty can be seen only in museums… This book discusses the role that education can play in making that happen.’ —Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner ‘A necessary wake-up call for every Indian.’ —Anu Aga, Former Chairperson, Thermax ‘Grey Sunshine brings us closer to the overwhelming inequity in India, and it also shows how the rising generation of young people in India can be part of building a different future. I was overcome by the power of its stories and by India’s possibilities.’ —Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder of Teach for All ‘A growing economy vs. rampant inequality... A globally respected workforce vs a poorly equipped education system... This book unfolds all the problematic contradictions we’ve become accustomed to. A necessary shake up and a must-read for every Indian.’ —Ronnie Screwvala About the Author Sandeep Rai is the Chief of City Operations at Teach For India. He has played a critical role in growing the Teach For India movement in the last decade, serving in various leadership positions across the organization. Prior to joining TFI, Sandeep taught secondary science in Washington DC, as a Teach For America corps member. Sandeep holds two master’s degrees: one in Teaching and Education from American University (Washington, DC) and the second in International Affairs and Economic Policy from Columbia University (New York). He currently lives in Pune, India.