Pitch for RTE from KG to Class X

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  1. sasi

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    New Delhi, April 9:The government proposes to extend the Right To Education Act to the secondary and pre-primary levels too, legally guaranteeing free education for children from kindergarten to Class X.
    Behind the move lies the act's success in providing elementary education (Classes I to VIII) to virtually all - an achievement that today earned a pat from the United Nations' education arm.
    In a report, Unesco has lauded India's performance in relation to most of the six goals that 164 countries had set in 2000 with a 15-year deadline.
    Globally, just a third of countries have achieved all the goals, says the report, titled "Education For All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges".
    India has significantly increased access to education by opening schools, raising enrolment and curbing dropout rates but faces challenges in improving the quality of education and reducing adult illiteracy.
    Enrolment is now almost 100 per cent at the primary (Classes I to V) level, up from about 90 per cent 15 years ago.
    The human resource development ministry will place a proposal before the apex Central Advisory Board of Education to extend the RTE Act's ambit. Secondary schooling refers to Classes IX and X while pre-primary education starts at four years of age, and includes kindergarten and the Anganwaadi centres.
    Officials toldThe Telegraphthe advisory board was being reconstituted and would meet soon to discuss the proposal, made first in 2011 by a panel set up under then junior human resource development minister D. Purandeswari.
    Early childhood care and education is now covered under the Integrated Child Development Scheme, executed by the ministry of women and child development.
    Both ministers are members of the Central Advisory Board of Education, headed by the human resource development minister, whose department runs the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan for secondary education and the Navodaya and Kendriya Vidyalayas.
    The RTE Act, which came into force in April 2010, makes elementary education a fundamental right of every child, who can sue the government and schools if denied admission.
    India has reduced its out-of-school children by over 90 per cent in the past 15 years, the Unesco report said. This year India is predicted to become the only country in South and West Asia to have an equal ratio of girls to boys in both primary and secondary education.
    Unesco deputy director-general Getachew Engida said the quality of education in Indian schools remained a concern, though.
    "There aren't enough trained teachers. Teaching-learning is not happening the way it should," Engida said.
    He said all the countries would meet in South Korea next month to formulate new goals and a new strategy for the next 15 years.
    R. Govinda, vice-chancellor of the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, said the government had to find a way of ensuring that the schools functioned effectively, with the teachers minimising learning inequality in their classes.
    "We need a new vision on education, broader and more transformative. Teacher training should be a key area," Govinda said.

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  3. Adux

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    Its an utter lie, has been the greatest failure of UPA, and has killed off the schools owned and run by the majority religions
     
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    If BJP expands the RTE, they can count me out as a voter
     
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    They can expand it, but keep the private sector out..it should be aided and government schools only..BJP messing upwith PF and making it worse also shows Congress socialism
     
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    BJP supported the RTE when they were in opposition. I wont be surprised if they did expand it. But it would be the last straw as far as I am concerned if they expanded it further
     
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    Unless RSS wakes up and stop this nonsense. It will be a disaster.

    All schools run by hindus will be shut down or they hv to convert to minority inst.
    to survive!

    Ps- bjp working against its ideology.
     

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