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to ALL children, not just the ones that fit into the cookie-cutter mould, we will have to rethink many of our current, outdated systems and constructs of education.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

    RTE ensures free education because if a child in age of six could not be admitted or had been admitted in elementary school but could not complete it he or she would be given special taining and could accompany others of his class or in that particular area within a short period of time.This type of law is passed to all children between ages of 6to14,This law came into force on april1 2010

  • RTE is realistic and achievable in our county

    It is because it is an act passed by the parliament so every state and central government needed to follow it . For a long run , may be after 10 years it will be effective in our country. Moreover it will encourages the backward committees to gain education as well as keeps the spirits of a democratic country

  • Requires just a few to take a stand together

    One particular provision of the Act relating to the right of the child to be admitted in a neighbourhood school, including fee-charging private schools, has drawn maximum public attention. The Act has made it mandatory for all schools to reserve 25 percent seats at entry stage for children coming from 'weaker sections' and 'disadvantaged groups'. Only exceptions are the schools run by religious minorities without any financial support from the state because of the special protection granted to such institutions by the Indian Constitution. A large number of private schools especially those serving students from higher income groups went to the Court against this provision and lost the case, and the judgment upheld the provision as desirable and constitutional.

  • EDUCATION for all!!!!!1

    The right to education act enable free and compulsory education for children aged 6-14. The main importance of this act is the parents of the children are not necessary. The children in the remote corner of the country can be taken out and given education some time children from a very poor or children in remote corner of the country can have par excellent talents than the city ones.So if we educate all children our country will be free from poverty backward castes and illiterate.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.


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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.