The declining quality of education throughout the country is a cause of concern for almost everyone. Now the parents have raised their voice against the same.
At a conference on Sunday, parents from 18 states demanded that private school fee structure should be regulated and enrolment of the children of public servants in government-funded institutions should be mandatory. Laws should be enacted to regulate fees and other charges in private schools, besides bringing all minority schools in the country within the ambit of the Right to Education. They further want that on the guidelines of Allahabad High Court, the government should enact a national law directing all public servants to send their children to government schools. This is because the quality of school education has kept declining post liberalization and has now reached its nadir.
Members of All India Parents Association further stated that there should be a new and better education policy and unless the government spends more and rationalizes its expenditure on education like in the UK and France, state-run schools will continue to remain "bureaucratic exercises. The result is rise in school dropout rates. They want a central regulatory body for fee structuring with a decent representation of parents.
Further, the government should amend the Right to Education Act to make schooling compulsory up to class 12 instead of 8th standard. Also, school education should be made completely free