Right to Education Act

Amendment to RTE Act: Educationists, experts oppose bill to scrap no-detention policy till Class 8

No class is specified after which detention will be legal, implying that children can be held back from entry level.

A day before the Delhi Assembly discusses the amendment to the Right to Education (RTE) Act that will do away with the “no-detention policy”, educationists, NGOs and experts alike have come out in strong opposition of the move. They have called it “damaging, regressive and counter-productive” for school education.

10 Game Changers in Education

Parth J Shah's dream to bring about a change in the system through constant dialogue, publications, seminars and research about policy led to the foundation of Centre for Civil Society in 1997. Shah's unstinted determination to improve the quality of life of the citizens by reviving and reinvigorating the institutions of civil society has made the centre one of its kind in the country.

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How to fulfil the RTE promise

Centre must fund the states, but let them identify the students who need help
After the Supreme Court judgment on the constitutionality of the Right to Education Act (RTE), the onus is now on the government to design a transparent, fair and accountable method to implement the 25 per cent reservation in private schools for economically and socially disadvantaged communities. Instead of reservation, perhaps the initiative can be called 25 per cent inclusion seats or 25 per cent opportunity or state-sponsored seats.

Path-breaking rules under the Right to Education Act, in Gujarat

One major initiative of the Indian government, in the field of education, was the Right to Education Act of 2009. This act has major problems, as has been argued by numerous observers and experts in the field. This Act focuses on the interests of incumbent public sector education providers, instead of focusing on the interests of children and parents. It is focused on inputs into the educational process, regardless of the outcomes which are coming out.

Ways to implement RTE discussed

The state is all set to implement the Right to Education (RTE) law and recently issued a notification that included the issue of private schools being asked to reserve 25 per cent seats for underprivileged children.

A meeting of industry representatives, educationists and social activists was held here on Thursday to discuss ways to implement RTE rules in the state, in association with Times Foundation and Yuva Unstoppable.