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Is the Right to Education Act a realistic and achievable goal that will change the face of education in India?

  • The right to education act is a realistic and achievable goal

    As I see it, there are three main points you will have to relate your speech to: RTE is realistic, it is achievable and it will change the face of education. Here are some points you could include FOR the motion.

    Realistic:
    The government has already introduced measures such as the mid-day meal to encourage children from economically backward homes to attend school. (I suggest you do some research on other measures that the government has introduced)
    Children who fail classes lose interest in studying and are more likely to drop out. Parents whose children fail feel discouraged, and if they are not well-off, feel that it is a waste for them to pay for education. Already, schools cannot fail children till the 9th Std. This means that there will be less school dropouts in the 6-14 age group, which is what RTE targets.


    Achievable:
    I can 't give you exact points for this, but I would suggest that you look up the literacy statistics of various states and point out how they have been rising, suggesting that parents do want their children to be educated.

    Change the face of education:
    When we are forced to cater to ALL children, not just the ones that fit into the cookie-cutter mould, we will have to rethink many of our current, outdated systems and constructs of education.
    RTE also requires 25% of seats, even in private schools, be reserved for economically backward students who will not pay full school fees, but will be subsidized by the government at a rate they consider acceptable. This will lead to fewer schools being run for a purely profit motive. Schools will also have to rethink their approach to teaching when they have to deal with a mixed group.
    This 25% cannot be put into a separate division, so even children from wealthy families will be mixing with kids from poor families. As a direct result of this, they will grow up to be more broad-minded.
    In order to ensure that children are learning what they need to, in spite of not failing classes, new methods of assessment like CCE are being introduced in both the Central and in many State Boards.

    Since this is a debate, you should prepare for the following possible arguments:
    RTE does not require parents to send children under 14 to school.
    Private schools have not agreed to the 25% reservation.
    Government measures are not always successful and are often not implemented properly.
    There is no proper provision yet to ensure that all schools follow the guidelines.

    Finally, I suggest that you make it clear that although RTE is both realistic and achievable and will definitely change the face of education in India, we cannot expect this to happen overnight. This is a major change that will take time to fully happen.

  • Yep it is

    In the long run RTE is realistic and achievable. It aims at providing free and compulsory education to all children in the age group of 6-14 years as a Fundamental Right. Of the nearly 200 million children in the age group between 6 and 14 years, more than half do not complete eight years of elementary education; they either never enroll or they drop out of schools. Of those who do complete eight years of schooling, the achievement levels of a large percentage, in language and mathematics, is unacceptably low. It is no wonder that a majority of the excluded and non-achievers come from the most deprived sections of society -- Dalits, Other Backward Classes, tribals, women, Muslims and financially backward -- precisely those who are supposed to be empowered through education.

  • It's too far !!!!!

    This act was passed in 2009 and came into force on 2010. According to this every child between the age group of 6-14 should get compulsory elementary education. But do you think we have succeeded in getting this?
    The answer is no. All say that the Government has taken many steps, then also the Government of India has not given education to every child. Surveys tell that 90% of the government schools are not eligible to come under the RTE act. This tells us that the RTE act is not implemented properly. To achieve this goal, it will take a lot of time seeing the present condition of India.

  • I think that RTE can bring the change.

    Most of the children are not able to get education because of financial crisis.This act aims at providing free education up to the age of 14. The concepts of Mid day meal has encouraged many poor parents to send their children to school so that they can get a good amount of meal at least once in a day.

  • Yes education must be provided

    Every student should get a opportunity to learn and grow further in his future no one has the right to play with one life and also right to education is a fundamental right to be given to all the citizens of our country india. By educating india will make prgress in our future.

  • Realistic and achievable goal

    I feel it is realistic because it supported even the slum people to join the school created by the government. This is made achievable by providing mid-day meals. It ensures that all the RTE teachers are ensured to some norms.It brings and ensures children of marginalized communities into school education.

  • The best act

    NEARLY 24.96 CRORE CHILDREN UNDER RTE!!!
    Yes it is important The right to education act is a realistic and achieveable
    because as we see in our country as we see millions of children are uneducated so right to education act is a reward for those children to achieve their education independently. This will make our country prestigious to all other countries.

  • Yeps!!! As it supports for new and developed india ...!!

    Educating children will help India to develop more fast and better......RTE aims at providing free and compulsory education to all children in the age group of 6-14 years as a Fundamental Right. Of the nearly 200 million children in the age group between 6 and 14 years, more than half do not complete eight years of elementary education; they either never enroll or they drop out of schools. If we educate children ,we will definately have a bright future for India......

  • I thnk so

    Yes it is realistic It aims at providing free and compulsory education to all children in the age group of 6 - 14 years as a fundamental right.Through this children can attain good education facilities.It brings children of marginalized sections into the ambit of school education.Ensures that all schools and their teachers meet some specified norms

  • Yes, it is important to get educated....

    By the law of right to education it can promoted to get educated to make a better india and good co-operative place when people who gets educated. The thing is only left out difference between educated and uneducated people who are able to do with their own choice, they can understand what to do and obey the laws of india, I would only want to say that educate the people to get better india.....

  • Not helped in any way...

    In such a huge country it is not possible to see the application of all laws...And if possible no one is there to get this done. So in simple words when all the children are not receiving education (sometimes, not good education)...What will this country ultimately end up in....Just knowing to read and write is not the ultimate goal.The most important phase of development of a country is it's human resource......And when that is not prepared then seriously what is the use of such an act whose benefits are not reaching the ones who require....?

  • It is not realistic and cannot be achieved in present india

    As we all know most of the population of india is poor and cannot afford to satisfy their hunger or get a proper shelter and we expect them to send their children to school??? Even if RTE act provides free education how can we guarantee that all parents will send their children to school. RTE act provides primary education but who will guarantee their secondary or further education. For getting a proper job we need a proper degree and most people cannot afford the expenses. So how it is real and how can it change the face of education in india

  • No guarantee for better education

    Ina country like India ,where poverty exists ,its difficult for people to send their children to school . This is because parents are first of all worried of supplying basic necessities of life like food and shelter , then it is impossible for them to think about sending their kids to school.

  • Far away form reality...........Still need to face the reality....

    Poverty exist in most part of our county. It has the largest concentration of poor in the world. So how can you expect in a country where people do not get food, clothing and shelter to get proper education??? If you look around you will find many children working in tea stalls, picking up rags and involving themselves in criminal activities. Besides they are exploited sexually and other wise ...

    In India, we have nearly 200 million children between the ages of 6 and 14, of which more than 50% do not complete elementary education of 8 years. And even if we talk of the other 50% who do get education, how many of them actually receive quality education? Leave alone quality, and let’s talk about the current shortage of teachers in government schools. The job of a teacher today has no value. The people who deserve to teach, will run after jobs with money, and we, the students are left with teachers who perhaps are not qualified enough for us. Ignoring this, even if all the students were to get an education, then each teacher would end up getting 80 students in her class, in which case she will obviously not be able to pay attention to each student.

    I agree that RTE has reached up to some heights, but how do you expect to even literate people from remote villages where there are no classes, no teachers, and worst of all, no students; nothing worth being called a school... Reality dawns upon us when we see the condition in these areas.
    Another problem is that most of our population is illiterate and backward. They have a completely phony mindset about the concept of education. And those who DO know about the importance of education, do not have the provisions or enough facilities.
    Half the children in our country are drug addicts and most of them work as laborers. It is even more shameful to see that the parents of the unfortunates encourage them even for a meager amount of money.
    In a country like this, in which taboos are given much more importance to than education, how can the RTE achieve its goal? I would like to conclude that although the government has put this act down on paper, it has not actually considered the reality while doing so. A country like ours might require years, or perhaps decades even, to realize such a dream.

  • I dont really think so...

    In a nation like India, it will take a quite long time to properly and practically amend the RTE Act. It does not have adequate funds to develop more schools or provide trained good teachers or improve the infrastructure of the existing schools.The RIGID MIND SET of the people has to be changed.

  • I dont really think so...

    In a nation like India, it will take a quite long time to properly and practically amend the RTE Act. It does not have adequate funds to develop more schools or provide trained good teachers or improve the infrastructure of the existing schools.The RIGID MIND SET of the people has to be changed.

  • Not in India as it is today!!

    In India,the right to education act has been put o paper but has not come into proper execution as there aren't enough teachers in the country to teach the millions who need good quality education.Also,the govt.Has not popularised this as much as it has popularised other programmes,like he project tiger.

  • Rte is not achieveable

    The poor people are not aware of it. There many supersitions they follow so they will not send their children to school so evevry on cannot get educated. Now a days girls do not have safety so the will be scared to attend school.
    The population of our country is very large so it is impossible to educate every child. It is difficult to go house and convience the parents. There is lot of corruption inthe country so it is difficult to implement the act.

  • Its a long dream..........

    Half the children in our country are drug addicts and most of them work as labourers. It is even more shameful to see that the parents of the unfortunates encourage them even for a meagre amount of money.
    In a country like this, in which taboos are given much more importance to than education, how can the RTE achieve its goal? I would like to conclude that although the government has put this act down on paper, it has not actually considered the reality while doing so. A country like ours might require years, or perhaps decades even, to realize such a dream.

  • Its a long way Ahead!

    I believe that just making something a right won't help. In order to make people realize that its their right its important that some action is taken in consideration.
    Though we find thousands of government schools in India but what matters is the kind of education one is receiving . Though its hard to believe but There is a school in Samastipur (Bihar) where the teacher can't even spell "Apple".Shocking right??? (I came to know about just one , there can be thousands such). Inefficiency is India's old problem, be it Finance, administration or even education. The main problem is in the system itself


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indira says2013-07-28T14:10:28.293
I think it is same in as Google so i request you to change the speech
Anonymous says2013-08-05T12:21:25.703
Please give education to children.