We have transited from stone age to this age with very many changes. God has created human with the sixth sense to see, understand, read, listen, write and speak. For this, one has to know a language. Such a language is learned through education. Through education we can study the world and its people. Education helps to acquire knowledge. Such an education has become a chief commodity in our life. Acquiring knowledge is like acquiring wealth. While we can call someone rich due to his possession of wealth, we can call someone rich by knowledge.
Such an education is in serious trouble now. We have reached a stage where we need to pay heavy cash to get education. Like the drinking water which was available freely in our country, is now being purchased. Because the water in India got polluted. Similarly education too has become polluted in schools with substandard quality, and is being sold for heavy cash in private schools. This is the fate of our country.
To talk about the right to education act and the privatization of schools in our country, and to answer question whether these two will go hand in hand or not, I would say that these two will not go hand in hand as they are entirely different. Government has made it as an act and made it compulsory for children upto the age of 14, and made it free for all. While doing so, the same government is privatizing the schools wherein he students for free education are allotted with 25 percent seats.
Advantages and disadvantages of privatizing schools
A high standard of education - Availability of all educational material - Selected Good quality teachers -Good infra structure like good Class rooms with good seating arrangements - Good discipline among the students -A good uniform code to have equality - The unemployed teachers of India gets employment
Heavy fees – Money making business - Favouritism – Malpractices in exam – Competition among the schools to earn name –inequality between the rich and poor students – Temporary employment of teachers.
What should be done by our Government.
1.Our government should create more Government or Government aided schools in all villages, towns, cities and metropolis taking the population into account and provide standard free education to all children upto the age of 14.
2.Government should increase the 25 percent quota to 50 percent in private schools to admit children below poverty line.
3.Government should monitor and provide financial assistance to improve the infra structure in private schools.
4.All private schools should be directed not to charge any fees from the students upto the age of 14. These schools should be properly funded by the government .
5.Government should permit only extraordinarily rich industrialist to run the schools.
6.There should be only one pattern of education for all upto the age of 14.
7.Government educational authorities should strictly monitor the schools.
Education in India has become a business now. Every Indian who has little money looks for an opportunity to run a school and run business without any loss. Such money minded people should be discouraged to run any school. Instead, very wealthy rich industrialist who have additional money should be permitted to run schools. There should not be any inequality among the rich and poor students. Education should be common for all without any disparity between the rich and poor.