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Category Archives: Right to Education
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the main vehicle for universal elementary education in India after the RTE Act became operational in 2010. There are problems of quality and shortage of teachers but why should we concentrate only the dark side of SSA? Continue reading
Looking at the manner in which the government has gone about implementing the Right to Education Act 2009, it appears that RTE is nothing but right to schooling. Abolition of exams up to eight standard means teachers don’t teach and students don’t learn. Private schools have no interest in poor kids; they are just education shops to make money. Continue reading
The ASER report of 2012 published by Pratham has extensively analyzed the status of RTE implementation across India. A majority of schools have failed to set up the basic infrastructure by March 31, 2013 as stipulated by the RTE Act 2009. The RTE act appears to ensure right to schooling but not right to real education. The poor quality of education in government run schools is forcing parents to send children to private schools which should be worrisome. Continue reading
RTE Act 2009 is certainly an important milestone; however, there are ways to still further improve its implementation. Continue reading
There are several notable gaps and deficiencies in the RTE Act 2009. Plugging these gaps will improve the Education Act still further. Continue reading
Following features provide the basis of implementation of the RTE Act, 2009. Every child in the age group of 6-14 has the right to free and compulsory education in a neighborhood school, till the completion of elementary education Private schools will … Continue reading
Signing of the UN’s Millennium Declaration in 2000 provided impetus for the right to education bill of 2009. Continue reading