Education is the cornerstone of every civilized society. A strong education system has been the backbone of every developed and progressive nation. Private Schools are very much needed in this day age, nobody can deny this veracity. Private Schools in our part of the world without ambiguity have played positive role in transforming educational and academic picture on several fronts. But all this is just one side of spectrum on the other side of spectrum there is widespread disappointment too.
Many believe that some Private Schools behave like capitalist empires by charging exorbitant fees from school children and thus putting heavy burden on their parents. Even in name of one activity or other Parents are being fleeced by School authorities of private schools and what is alleged and often the case that from concerned authorities there is no strong check on these schools by authorities.
Many experts are stressing that Jammu & Kashmir government should show immediately the required eagerness to implement the historic Right to Education Act in the state .
As a matter of fact, the Right to Education Act makes education a fundamental right of every child between the ages of 6 and 14 and specifies minimum norms in elementary schools. It requires all private schools to reserve 25% of seats to children from poor families (to be reimbursed by the state as part of the public-private partnership plan). It also prohibits all unrecognized schools from practice, and makes provisions for no donation or capitation fees and no interview of the child or parent for admission.
The need of the hour is thus to strictly monitor the working of these private schools and do not allow them to trespass rules and regulations.