According to the 2008-9 CBSE Annual Report, there are only 328 CBSE schools in Karnataka (see pg. 113). Contrast this with the more than 1 lakh schools affiliated to the Karnataka State Department of Education, and it's easy to see how wrong the English media is. In Karnataka, Kannada medium schools attract 82% of the total number of schoolchildren, and 77% of all the schools in Karnataka are directly run by the Govt. of Karnataka (a further 6% run from Govt. aid). Only 8% schoolchildren go to English medium schools in Karnataka.
The above makes it clear that the Central Government plays no significant role in the education system of Karnataka. Nor do English medium schools, nor does the CBSE board, nor do private schools in general. This is the story of pretty much every other state of India, too. Hence, the nation's education system is everything but what the English media tells you it is!
Can someone tell me what makes the English media believe that 1,00,000 is less than 328? How did 328 come to define the nation's education system and how did 1,00,000 come to be neglected in the nation's education system?
Is this only arithmetic dysfunction or the propaganda of an unholy nexus? Or is this just a case of what the English media prefers were the case because CBSE schools are basically English medium schools whose children would tend to read English newspapers which they sell? In any case, shall we request that data be considered holier?
*Note: baavi = well, kappegalu = frogs (I've eliminated the usual "u" from "kappegalu" so that "kappegal" and the next word "that" can form a Kannada-English sandhi, making it easier to read, as happens in Kannada speech). The term baavi kappegalu connotes frogs in the well which believe that the well is all there is to the world.