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Category Archives: Right to Education

10 Years of little progress of the Right to Education: END OF A DREAM VISION?

The ‘poor’ anganwadi centre, which represents the last mile extension of one of the greatest child centric and community welfare interventions under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) that began in 1975,…

Present discourse around RTE, teachers, quality, and equity hollow: Prof Poonam Batra

This year (2019) March, some 11 lakh unqualified teachers appointed prior to 2015 who are engaged in teaching work in schools as para teachers across the length and breadth of…

2018 YEAR END SPECIAL: Consolidation of government primary schools raising a storm

Mirroring a countrywide trend of shutting down schools,  North Delhi (Municipal) Corporation finalized a proposal to merge 20 of its schools and create 10 out of this in December 2018….

Budget private schools feeling RTE Act heat staged a protest rally in national capital on April 7

Weather gods deflate NISA Big Show The much orchestrated show of strength by National Coalition for School Education (NISA) where about one lakh representatives (majorly school owners) from country’s budget…

RTE Activists up in arms, preparing to turn failure in RTE implementation into a political issue in 2019 general election

92% schools in country are non-RTE Act compliant: Activists Upping the ante against the non-implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, activists on the…

NDA GOVT’S 3 YEARS special series: Modi Govt has no vision on education

By Ambarish Rai (Nationally well-known RTE activist and National Convenor of RTE Forum) This government has taken several counterproductive steps to weaken Right to Education Act, which we got after…