Inclusive education is the need of the hour. It helps build friendships and inculcate mutual respect and understanding. Patricia Mascarenhas investigates why inclusive education is not successful in India and what is the way forward
The Supreme Court today held that the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, which mandates 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged, is not applicable to minority institutions.
After increasing school timings by 30 minutes for students, Goa government is now mulling on making seven-and-half hours of work compulsory for teachers, as per the Right to Education (RTE) guidelines.
Faced with teacher shortage and
other infrastructural hurdles, the government has said the
ambitious Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education
(RTE) Act will take at least three more years to show results.
Delhi`s child rights body DCPCR on Friday slammed the city government`s nursery admission
guidelines as "violative" of the Right to Education Act and
issued a notice to it seeking immediate revision of the order.
Amid apprehension by several
Muslim organisations that provisions of the RTE Act impinge on minority rights, Government today made it clear
that constitutional guarantees available to minority
institutions will not be violated.
Continuing to target Uttar
Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Congress on Monday said it was an
"outrageous reaction" from her on the non-availability of
funds with the state government to implement the Right to