Why many CBSE affiliated schools prefer textbooks of private publishers to NCERT books?Recently there was a spread in the social media forcing one of the private publishers to withdraw Class 4 EVS (environmental science) text book in which the students were suggested to kill a kitten as a part of an experiment. And in a sociology text book of Class 12, it is cited that ugly looks and physical disability of girls is the reason for dowry problem in the country. (Reference: zeenews India website)
When the student who are still in their learning process, don't you think the content in the textbooks is misguiding the students? Should the CBSE affiliated schools be allowed to prescribe textbooks of private publishers for school curriculum? Why these CBSE affiliated schools (other than Kendriya Vidyalayas) prefer private publication text books and not the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) text books?
What's your opinion on this?