RTE Act states thatthe private schools should private 25% reservation in admission fordisadvantages section and continue their education till the completion. And thegovernment should been the whole expenditure of that percentage of students forevery year.
But it is in the written form only. Actually private schools arenot getting such kinds of government financial help for the implication of theact. Sometimes, they are being provided financial help very poor and too lateby the government official process. That’s why private school authority isbeing demotivated to follow this facet effectively. Without sufficientgovernment financial help, it will be a great burden on private school toimplement such thing. If it is imposed on private school it have to collectdifferences of fees from remaining 75% of children parents and if will beunaffordable situation among them. Even many of the schools may not overcomethe situation and shut down the schools. We all know thatmost of the private school are very well infrastructure to run the teachinglearning process.
Every classroom are smart classroom. Therefore, they havealso good quality teachers to pay. To supervise this type of school, theauthority should need a big amount of economy for each years if they providefree education for 25% students up to age of 14, they will face difficulty tomaintain their infrastructure, teachers payment and others because of 25% freeeducation and they take a minimum charges for this expenditure from theparents.
It is a traditionalconcept in our country that students of weaker and disadvantage section arevery low quality in study. If they are being provided reservation in schoolsthe quality of learning and result will be poor which onwards spells bad impacton school dignity. Because of that wrong thing, the private authority does notgive importance on this act. Ironicallyin the name of the right to education, it has led to the closure of a largenumber of private schools, depriving children of their right to education. Many state Rules and Government Orders – issued in the name of implementation of the RTE Act – prescribe norms,standards and conditions forprivate schools’ recognition whichare overly restrictive or infeasible, especially for low-fee private schools,which are the vast bulk of private schools in the country.
As a result, manyschools are being forced to close down. Eight thousand private schools are estimated to have closed by 2013. This istragic. Since government relies heavily on private schools to deliverelementary education to about 50% children of the country (31% rural andperhaps 80% urban), it needs to take a facilitative rather than a punitive approach,perhaps with subsidies to low-fee schools to help them become RTE compliant.Another idea is to make government recognition of private schools dependent ontheir students’ learningachievement levels rather than solely on physical infrastructure norms, as doneby Gujarat.