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Right To Education: Quantity over quality?

i Anirudh Lohia
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Date: 28/04/2011
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On 1 April 2010, India joined a group of few countries in the world, with a historic law making education a fundamental right of every child coming into force. Making elementary education an entitlement for children in the 6-14 age group, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 will directly benefit children who do not go to school at present.

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Right To Education: Quantity over quality?

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Right To Education: Quantity over quality?

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By making education a fundamental right, the government has made an attempt that money should not be a hindrance for basic education for children.

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If this can be implemented, there is a high chance that this will help to bring down the social inequality in future.

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Private schools have already petitioned to the Supreme Court objecting that they should reserve 25% seats for the economically disadvantaged children.

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Does making education a fundamental right solve the problem? Will it affect the quality of education?

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simple making and implementing the RTE don't change the disastrous scenario of the country like india.

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I think that the reason behind no recent changes in conditions of school must be the selfishness of our politicians who know that more the people are uneducated and poor more the easier to purchase votes from the poor for them.

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its the quality that matters at the top postions,, but primary education is must for evryone,,, should be made basic rights for all, quality only hampers if quantity comes above quality in the higher education segment,,, but getting primary education is must for a human being to sustain his/her life with nominal and minimal education.

Posted by Tanumoy Hazra on 26/05/2011 at 01:03 PM

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First we have to learn some primary things.we can attain Quality later.

Posted by on 08/06/2011 at 11:32 AM | X

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The point is education is not just the things we learn in Schools/Colleges. Education includes awareness of ones' rights and duties; it means the ability to just between right and wrong, good and evil. Of-course quantity does matter. But it doesn't matter at all without quality!

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Lets just say there can't be a crisp Yes or No answer to this. At some level quantity is important and at some level quality is.

Posted by Gourab Mitra on 06/05/2011 at 02:20 AM

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It is not quantity over quality - it is about making a beginning (some beginning) at first and then making small improvements in the quality. Or else we will end with high quality education for some and none for others.

Posted by Arun Agrawal on 28/04/2011 at 04:52 PM

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I completely agree with Arunji. There is no trade off between quality and quantity. It is the level of inclusivity, which is important.

Posted by on 28/04/2011 at 05:14 PM | X

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Need for quality education but in quantity

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@manish ,,u stroke the right word,,,there must be quality education for quantity of students in the society,,primary level ,,it shoul be quantity comes first,,thats basic,,higer education quality focus should come more

Posted by Tanumoy Hazra on 17/06/2011 at 05:17 PM

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The biggest question is - whom do we call an educated person - the one who can sign his name? Got a problem with that. Govt and MBAs are good at one thing - counting numbers.

Posted by Kamanashish Roy on 28/04/2011 at 01:41 PM

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People should be able to sign their names - as a beginning step. Then they should move on to better things. The more things they learn, the better they become. You yourself have said that MBAs may not be highly learned though they may have big degrees.

Posted by Arun Agrawal on 28/04/2011 at 09:39 PM

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@Arun Agarwal - MBAs IIMs are some of the best minds - Their track record says it all. But the Govt is too busy in showing a good figure as literate whereas they should have reformed the whole education system ... There is a basic difference between educated people and literate people ...

Posted by Kamanashish Roy on 28/04/2011 at 10:43 PM

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absolutely kamanashish da,,basic literacy is must,,to sustain a life,,but being educated is something different

Posted by Tanumoy Hazra on 26/05/2011 at 01:04 PM

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without baisc literacy is very difficult to go with someones life,,here quantity matters,,quality comes after that primary stage

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