RTE must be extended to minority schools also

In an Op-Ed in Sunday’s Deccan Chronicle, Sudhir Krishnaswamy and Varsha Iyengar commented on the recent judgment of the Supreme Court on the Constitutionality of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009. The piece discusses the Constitutional law reasoning of the majority decision in upholding the obligation of private unaided schools to provide free and compulsory education to children from weaker and disadvantaged groups. While it supports this holding, it questions the exclusion of minority unaided schools from the purview of the entire Act and prefers the dissenting opinion’s recognition of equal obligation of minority and non-minority schools under the Act.

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Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy, 'RTE must be extended to minority schools also' (29 Apr 2012) <http://archive.asianage.com/bengaluru/rte-must-be-extended-minority-schools-also-159> accessed on 19 Sep 2019