School Choice Campaign and India Habitat Centre invite you to an open forum discussion onStudent First Dialogue Series. "RTE's 25% Reservation In Private Schools - Are We Getting It Right?"
Clause 12 of RTE mandates all private schools to reserve 25% of their seats at the class of entry for children from economically weaker sections. In a bid to provide every child with free and compulsory schooling, the government proposes to compensate private schools according to per-child-expenditure incurred by the government or the fee charged by schools - whichever may be lower.
As genuine as intentions may be towards inclusive education, the devil lies in the details. Several questions remain unanswered as the first year of implementation is underway. Perfecting the process is perhaps the first step towards truly inclusive education. Real success will hinge on getting integration right. It becomes important for us to raise questions of socio-economic and educational integration while the onus of implementation lies solely with private schools.
Will the students enrolled under the 25% reservation mandate receive the quality education they deserve? Towards this, School Choice Campaign initiates the next Student First! Dialogue '25% reservation under the RTE Act: are we getting it right?
Gowri Ishwaran : Padma Shri Awardee and Founder Principal of Sanskriti School
Kiran Bhatty : National commissioner, Right to Education Act, NCPCR
Dinesh Kothari : Founder and Pro Vice-Chairman of Delhi Public School