take a five-year average of the SSLC results and compare it with the district average set by the SSLC Board. If the results don't match, then a two-year period is given. If performance does not improve, then grants to the schools will be cut.While such measures are required in order to raise the bar on schools, they don't suffice. The first thing to remember is that most schools in Karnataka are in the Kannada medium. Improving the quality of education in Karnataka is improving the quality of education in Kannada medium schools.
To improve the quality of education in Kannada medium schools, the quality of Kannada school textbooks has to be improved. For starters, it's high time we stopped translating those textbooks from English to Kannada (and doing a crappy job at that, too). Secondly, teachers have to be given performance-based salary increases/decreases in order to differentiate the wheat from the chaff. These bare minimum things need to be done in order to positively impact the quality of education in Karnataka.