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Social sector may be victim of inadequate budget -Bappaditya Chatterjee

udget was "disappointing" and "unsatisfactory", considering the ground realities. "The Budget is disappointing. It paid no attention to the effective implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. A mere increase in the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) by Rs 1,000 crore is not going to help in meaningful implementation of the RTE Act," Right to Education Forum Convenor Ambar

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Class III hope in poor progress report

vadekar stressed on improvement of quality of education in schools. He said the NCERT had come up with the expected class-wise learning outcome levels, which would be made part of the rules under the Right to Education Act. But Madhav Chavan, the CEO of Pratham, said the expected learning outcome levels should not be linked to specific classes but to stages like primary and upper primary.

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Niti Aayog calls for review of RTE Act -Yuthika Bhargava

-The Hindu The Niti Aayog has called for a review of the provisions of the Right to Education Act that stipulate that children who don’t perform well cannot be held back up to class VIII. It said the good intention behind the norm is detrimental to the learning process. It has also suggested a system where direct benefit transfers offer the poor a choice between subsidised purchases or equivalent cash to buy their requirements from priva

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The widening class divide -Tanu Kulkarni

in a crowd of parents who have come to pick their children up in swanky cars. She works as a Group D employee at a government hospital, but thanks to the 25 per cent reservation quota mandated by the Right to Education (RTE) Act, her seven-year-old son goes to a “big” CBSE-affiliated private school in in Bengaluru. Waiting for her child outside the school, she says she is thrilled that he can speak English. “My husband who is a dr

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Dropout pill: Aadhaar tabs on all students -Basant Kumar Mohanty

their parents and bring them back to school," Mehta said. Civil society groups, however, appeared skeptical about the success of the exercise. Ambarish Rai, an activist associated with the Right to Education Forum, said the 2010 RTE act had a provision to find out-of-school students and bring them back to school within three years. "The RTE act provision was never implemented on the ground. This tracking system is a good idea. But g

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NCERT advises Centre against scrapping 'no detention' policy, says dropout rate will rise

with it could lead to a spiral in the number of schoolgoers dropping out." The Javadekar-led ministry has been keenly pushing for doing away with the "no detention" clause under the Right to Education Act. According to NCERT’s website, "the RTE Act prohibits any public examination up to class VIII and no detention policy has to continue." The RTE Act, 2009 introduced the provision of no detention under article 1

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RTE admissions to go online in UP from next year -Rajeev Mullick

-Hindustan Times Lucknow: The admission process under Right to Education (RTE) in Uttar Pradesh will be conducted online from next academic session for easy scaling, improved transparency and better child tracking. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed the basic education department to introduce the online system, saying it will help in completing the admission process faster. Yadav believes that the online system will help draw more admi

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No country for a child -Preeti Mehra

ry's independence. Some may argue that the amendments are just, as they prohibit the entry of children below the age of 14 in all occupations and processes so that they can enjoy their fundamental Right to Education, under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2009 (RTE). But, in the same breath they take away that very right by allowing children to work after school hours to help in 'family enterprises'. Home based work

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NLU survey reveals inadequacies in education structure of govt schools

istic support and financial assistance was provided by NLU for this survey, which was conducted by 40 volunteers with respect to the state of education in government schools and implementation of the Right to Education. "The findings of this report and a model for improvement in education, the members of the committee met education minister Vasudev Devnani on Monday and would further be meeting the secretary (school education) next month", s

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Beyond the predictive text -Anil Mammen

al culture.” In other words, even teachers don’t have the autonomy to decide what needs to be taught, forget the autonomy of students to question what they learn. Right to truth The Right to Education is every student’s right to get to the truth, regardless of what kind of school one goes to. Truth may be elusive. It may be diverse and contradictory. But the pursuit of knowledge is the pursuit of truth. Why are things the way t

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