Right to education

The right to education is a universal entitlement to education, a right that is recognized as a human right. According to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights the right to education includes the right to free, compulsory primary education for all, an obligation to develop secondary education accessible to all, in particular by the progressive introduction of free secondary education, as well as an obligation to develop equitable access to higher education, ideally by the progressive introduction of free higher education. The right to education also includes a responsibility to provide basic education for individuals who have not completed primary education. In addition to these access to education provisions, the right to education encompasses the obligation to rule out discrimination at all levels of the educational system, to set minimum standards and to improve quality of education. The right to education is law in Article 26 of the Universal...
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Prashanth Nair
Prashanth Nair posted the Blog
on Oct 11, 2014 , 08:06 pm
How can anyone justify shooting a 15 year old girl point blank?
Malala was a 15-year-old fighting for the right to education when she was gunned down on the bus taking her home from school. Her miraculous recovery was the start of a journey that took her from her home in a remote Pakistan valley to win the Nobel Prize for Peace and becoming the youngest to receive one. Malala, now 17 and living in Birmingham, United Kingdom, narrates her story of the inhuman Muslim Fundamentalists who shot her for refusing to stop going to school.The Taliban which more »
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Veer
Veer and 7 more commented on the blog by Onlyfortimes Ofindia
on Sep 15, 2014 , 04:52 pm
Onlyfortimes Ofindia - Indian School Are Charging Too Much At The Name Of Fee?
 The fact that inflation has been an area of concern for some years now is well known, but exactly what goods and services have seen prices rise most sharply? School fees, a CSO study shows, have seen the most dramatic spike over the tenure of the UPA, up 433% between March 2004 and March 2013. The chart topper is quite ironic given the much-talked about Right to Education law enacted by the UPA. The CSO study tracks rural retail prices and shows that school fees were Rs more »
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Rahul Ronit
Rahul Ronit commented on the citizen journalism by Arindam Dutta
on Aug 05, 2014 , 02:19 am
Arindam Dutta - Stop Child abuse
There are many children in our country who are the victims of child abuse in their valuable life. they are deprived of their right to education, food and shelters in many cases. Govt should take proactive action to save those children from abuse. No more »
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Arindam Dutta
Arindam Dutta reposted the citizen journalism
on Aug 01, 2014 , 11:06 am
Arindam Dutta - Stop Child abuse
There are many children in our country who are the victims of child abuse in their valuable life. they are deprived of their right to education, food and shelters in many cases. Govt should take proactive action to save those children from abuse. No more »
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Manish Gupta
Manish Gupta posted the Blog
on Jul 10, 2014 , 10:35 am
GenNext India: A nation of semi-literate private schoolchildren
The latest ASER survey conducted by the Pratham Education Foundation of rural schools across India offers some startling results.For starters, 96 percent of kids between 6 to 14 years are enrolled in a school. Hurray, right?Except this: 53.2 percent of children in Std V cannot read a Std II level text, up from 46 percent in 2010. The number for government schools is  more abysmal: up from 49.3 percent (2010) to 58.3 percent (2012).This: 61.3 percent of children in Std III cannot read a Std more »
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Yadu Jha
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