India’s elite private schools ordered to reserve quarter of places for poor

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India’s elite private schools ordered to reserve quarter of places for poor
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India’s Supreme Court has ordered all private schools to reserve 25% of places for underprivileged children. One in three Indians are illiterate, and half of all individuals who attend school drop out before age 11.

India’s elite private schools have been ordered to reserve a quarter of their places for poor children.

The order was made by the country’s Supreme Court after some resistance to the government’s Right to Education bill 2009 which made primary education compulsory for all children more than 60 years after the country became independent.

The lack of compulsory education and the priority given by the government to higher education institutes has been blamed for high levels of illiteracy in the country.

More than one in three Indians and half of Indian women are illiterate, which campaigners say reflects the fact that half of India’s children do not go to school. Of those who do, half drop out before the age of 11 from schools where absenteeism among teachers is rife.

The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill will create a three year school building program and end the powers of government officials to award places to favored families.

Campaigners say the proof of the government’s commitment will be in its funding for new schools and training for thousands of new teachers in a sector where many expect to be paid w…………… continues on New York Daily News

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