Tag: Right to Education Act

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  • Let truth be told

    Let truth be told

    The press can well do without the homilies of the DM, Anurag Patel, specifically that a print journalist is not authorised to shoot a video and extensively circulate the same.

    September 11, 2019
  • Paradigm of Learning

    Paradigm of Learning

    A break-up of the child’s learning module over three years would have been instructive and not least for the guardians who might well be baffled by the proposed experiment.

    June 3, 2019
  • Subtraction of Learning

    Subtraction of Learning

    The data has underlined that the nationwide scenario today is far worse than what it was in 2008 when 37 per cent of Class 5 students could work out basic mathematics.

    January 18, 2019
  • IIMs, JNU autonomy remained major concerns for HRD ministry in 2018

    IIMs, JNU autonomy remained major concerns for HRD ministry in 2018

    Sixty higher educational institutions, including colleges, were given graded autonomy; JNU was in the eye of the storm as there was stiff opposition to the grant of autonomy to this university.

    December 30, 2018
  • HC flays govt on implementation of RTE Act, vacant posts in schools

    HC flays govt on implementation of RTE Act, vacant posts in schools

    HC has passed these orders on a petition taken up suo moto by the court as Public Interest Litigation on a petition filed by the students of Government Senior Secondary School, Doghari, Mandi.

    September 13, 2018
  • Dormant schools

    Dormant schools

    The slip is showing from schools to universities, arguably a testament to the potential centres of excellence that are based on a fragile foundation. Over the past few months ~ which in itself is a long enough period ~ the search of learning has been hampered in both Presidency and Jadavpur Universities. If it was …

    August 30, 2018
  • School for Scandal

    School for Scandal

    The silence of the Birbhum district administration is intriguing when we reflect on the enormity of the outrage in a part of the state that is given to trumpeting the legacy of Tagore. The core issue goes beyond child labour in the backwaters of West Bengal, a disgrace in itself. Those supposedly engaged in rural …

    August 23, 2018
  • Learning in dire straits

    Learning in dire straits

    No rational person can understand the mess in our educational system. On the one hand, we have the Annual Status of Education Reports (ASER) which say that most middle school children are unable to do simple arithmetical sums or even read and write in their mother tongue; on the other hand, we have instances of …

    June 26, 2018
  • School board too many

    School board too many

    A multiplicity of school boards cannot attain the noble objectives of the Right to Education Act. This is quite the most charitable construct that can be placed upon the West Bengal government’s decision to set up a separate board for English-medium schools, most particularly the missionary institutions. On the face of it, this will be …

    August 8, 2017
  • Sisodia backs Centre’s move to scrap ‘No Detention Policy’

    Sisodia backs Centre’s move to scrap ‘No Detention Policy’

    Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday backed the Centre's decision to scrap 'No Detention Policy', which was part of the Right To Education Act, 2010, saying that the move was very much needed. In a letter to Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, Sisodia, who also hold the education portfolio, acknowledged the decision …

    August 3, 2017
  • Pass/fail construct

    Pass/fail construct

    The sheer absurdity of the no-detention policy till Class 8 will hopefully be corrected with states being accorded permission to detain students in Class 5 ~ the conclusion of the primary stage ~ and then again in Class 8, which marks the transition point from middle to senior school. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar’s statement signals …

    April 23, 2017
  • Lunch-time variety

    Lunch-time variety

    The mid-day meal, a benchmark for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Right to Education Act, has assumed disgraceful proportions in the Bharatiya Janata Party's Gujarat. It is a measure of the pronounced caste divide that a contrived social inequality is almost institutionalised. It thus comes about that children from the “lower castes” are …

    February 9, 2017
  • Lunch-time variety

    Lunch-time variety

    The mid-day meal, a benchmark for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Right to Education Act, has assumed disgraceful proportions in the Bharatiya Janata Party's Gujarat. It is a measure of the pronounced caste divide that a contrived social inequality is almost institutionalised. It thus comes about that children from the “lower castes” are …

    February 9, 2017
  • Status of learning

    Status of learning

    For all the trumpeting over the Right to Education Act and the multiplicity of centres of higher learning, educational authorities across the country have been able to achieve precious little in terms of the fundamentals, if the latest Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is an index to go by. Despite the obsessive concern with …

    January 24, 2017