17 Apr 2010

Challenging the RTE Act of India

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Taleemnet

The Right to Education Act (RTE) that came into force on the first day of April amidst celebrations from many a quarter across the country, has left several alternative education initiatives, parents of homeschooling children, educators and scores of concerned citizens feeling unsettled.

A class VI pupil from Mirambika, Delhi had to challenge the RTE in the Delhi High Court  to bring it to the notice of the Govt. of India how much the Act is in the disinterest of the child and how much it comes in the way of real education.

Homeschoolers from across the country have united to form an association to defend the rights of their children; the Network of Alternative Schools from across the country is to meet at Ashirwad, St. Marks Road, Bangalore on April 18, 2-00 pm onwards to frame strategies to continue to offer children real education inspite and despite of the RTE.

It is to be an open meeting, all are welcome. Watch out for posts on developments here.

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