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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.

    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to ALL children, not just the ones that fit into the cookie-cutter mould, we will have to rethink many of our current, outdated systems and constructs of education.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.

  • RTE the backbone!

    RTE , this act makes compulsory education from the age of 6-14, so that a child, not overeducated but atleast can understand the world better , can discover , explore , express, develop, etc ... Even in private scholls some of the seats have been resereved for the poor people who r economically as well as socailly backward , government is doing effort from it's side , now left one are we, we all need co-operate so that indian can one emerge in the list of one of the developed country... This all is becoz , if an individual gets educated, he can be able to express his or her opinion , as well as contribute to world an individual is leaving in ... So let us all try our level best to give some amount of contribution of our country ... Thanku

  • The Right to Education Act is a realistic and achievable goal

    Because it will provide free education to children aged between 6 and 14. Also it will give ore awareness to illiterate parents.Through that the children can attain good education facilities.The children of backward classes like SC's, ST's and Other Backward Classes will get reserved seats.Thus our nation will get efficient and intelligent future.Thus India can become a developed nation.

  • Yes! It an achievable goal

    Yes! It an achievable goal

    RTE ensures free elementary education for children between age 6-14 ages. Many innovative methods like the mid-day meal programme has been started to encourage parents in the rural areas to send their children to school. The student pupil ratio is fixed which ensures that each child gets the required attention. Also, there are reservations for economically backward classes in the private schools as they have the equal right for education.

  • Yes! It an achievable goal

    Yes! It an achievable goal

    RTE ensures free elementary education for children between age 6-14 ages. Many innovative methods like the mid-day meal programme has been started to encourage parents in the rural areas to send their children to school. The student pupil ratio is fixed which ensures that each child gets the required attention. Also, there are reservations for economically backward classes in the private schools as they have the equal right for education.

  • Anything that gives children equal and free rights to be educated will positively influence a countries future.

    The Right to Education Act is a very achievable goal as it can give families, like the U.S., equal opportunites to be whatever profession they want after their education. The more education, the more jobs and careers that open up. This will very much increase the economy in India for the better.

  • Realistic and achievable goal

    It ensures free and compulsory education to all children from the age 6 to 14 years.It ensures the base of education to all children.It's main goal is to bring children of marginalised sections into the ambit of education. It ensures that all children receive quality schooling free from any kind of discrimination.

  • The Main Reason Behind My Yes

    It’s constitutional and Right to Education is a fundamental right. It serves the purpose and it enables the poor people to get good education which would in turn result in better personality and better job opportunities. It can turn education as a catalyst for bridging the widening gap between the poor and the rich.
    This would also mean bringing in together the different classes of social and economical statures. Some of the unprivileged one will get an opportunity to rub shoulders with the elite ones which would help in removing or at least lessening the social barrier present in our society.

  • Education: face of india

    If better education is there, then better future is there. If future is better there then every one will be
    educated as well as independent and one day India will be a developed country... And it will also change our way of looking... If it will become true every girl or woman will feel proud to be an Indian... Jai Hind

  • 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

  • Education is the way forward

    With international and country wide pressure the government will have some pressure and political will to implement the right to education act. Since more and more people are educated these days, they will know that education is the way forward. More so, "sustainable development" can only be implemented if the population of a country is educated, in at least the elementary level

  • It will not help ...

    I think it will not help, because the problem is not with the system but the problem is the class system in India. It will widen the gap between two classes instead we may take some other better actions viz fee controls and global education system in India. May be ...

  • RTE can only be achieved when people change their thinking .

    I fear that the much heralded RTE may prove to be a merge, politically only a populist gesture. The Constitutional Amendment will then amount to throwing dust in the eyes of the masses who will have to remain content with third grade education irrelevant to their needs and even to their rising goals in life. The government invented- one teacher school, one room school, no room school, which existed only on paper to line private pockets.

  • An act with more wrongs than rights

    Government schools are not only overcrowded but impart a very poor standard of education. A recent study of 188 government non-primary schools revealed that 59 per cent of schools had no drinking water facility and 89 per cent no toilets. And yet ironically, the government schools will be the most secure under the new dispensation envisaged in the RTE Act.

  • I am happy

    Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.[1] A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained. It is of such fundamental importance to the human condition that "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" were deemed to be unalienable rights by the United States Declaration of Independence.

    Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics. Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy.

  • Not in the present conditions !

    Today this goal is achievable only theoretically , not practically. This we get to realize when look at the ground reality, where there are schools,but teachers don't go to school in the rural areas because there's no one to check them. And there are a hell lot of other such reasons.
    RTE can change India only when people will change themselves, we will change ourselves!

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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.