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"From the Ted Talk by Seema Bansal: How to fix a broken education system ... without any more money"

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You see, what had happened was, over the last two daedces, India had been fighting the challenge of aesccs, having enough schools, and enrollment, bringing children into the schools. So the government launched a whole host of programs to address these challenges, and the teachers became the implicit executors of these programs. Not explicitly, but iilpctilmy. And now, what was actually needed was not to actually tairn tceaehrs further or to monitor their attendance but to tell them that what is most irmpantot is for them to go back inside classrooms and teach. They needed to be monitored and measured and awarded on the quality of teaching and not on all sorts of other things.

Open Cloze

You see, what had happened was, over the last two _______, India had been fighting the challenge of ______, having enough schools, and enrollment, bringing children into the schools. So the government launched a whole host of programs to address these challenges, and the teachers became the implicit executors of these programs. Not explicitly, but __________. And now, what was actually needed was not to actually _____ ________ further or to monitor their attendance but to tell them that what is most _________ is for them to go back inside classrooms and teach. They needed to be monitored and measured and awarded on the quality of teaching and not on all sorts of other things.

Solution

  1. implicitly
  2. access
  3. train
  4. teachers
  5. decades
  6. important

Original Text

You see, what had happened was, over the last two decades, India had been fighting the challenge of access, having enough schools, and enrollment, bringing children into the schools. So the government launched a whole host of programs to address these challenges, and the teachers became the implicit executors of these programs. Not explicitly, but implicitly. And now, what was actually needed was not to actually train teachers further or to monitor their attendance but to tell them that what is most important is for them to go back inside classrooms and teach. They needed to be monitored and measured and awarded on the quality of teaching and not on all sorts of other things.

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Important Words

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  2. address
  3. attendance
  4. awarded
  5. bringing
  6. challenge
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  9. classrooms
  10. decades
  11. enrollment
  12. executors
  13. explicitly
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  15. government
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  18. implicit
  19. implicitly
  20. important
  21. india
  22. launched
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  26. needed
  27. programs
  28. quality
  29. schools
  30. sorts
  31. teach
  32. teachers
  33. teaching
  34. train