The RTE Forum Report 2014-2015 stated that there are only 8.30% schools that comply with all the parameters and norms stipulated in the RTE Act. The situation has not improved in the next years. As per the “6th National Stocktaking Convention of the RTE Forum” held on March 21st, 2016, less than 10% schools are compliant with all the provisions of the Act. P. Sainath in his book “Everybody Loves a Good Drought” observes: “Contrary to what the elite would like to believe, the poor do want to send their children to school. But schools are less than a joke.” He further says: “The socio-economic system drives them away totally, though they may be keen on gaining an education. It’s not just the funds. It’s the lack of commitment.” He questions: “If what’s in the classroom is not ‘relevant’ to the lives of millions of Indians, why not make it relevant? Why destroy the classroom? No major reforms will … [Read more...] about Status Of Implementation Of Right To Education Act, 2009: Reflections & Inferences From Uttar Pradesh
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The Obamas can't just slip in a restaurant. Their security team went to the Hank's location at the Wharf two days prior and checked perimeters on the day of their reservation. The Obamas, Valerie Jarrett and friends sat at a corner table overlooking the water; their detail sat at the next table. Customers took pictures from afar but did not approach; one party sent a round of shots. Guests clapped as they shook a few hands on the way out. … [Read more...] about How the Obamas managed to become invisible in Washington, D.C.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wife Ri Sol Ju meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan in Beijing, China, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 10, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY … [Read more...] about Trump says he may decide on national emergency in ‘next few days’
SIVAS, TURKEY - JANUARY 9: Afghan female police cadets attend a training session provided by Turkish expert personnels at Sivas Police Vocational Center Directorate in Sivas, Turkey on January 9, 2019. A total of 168 Afghan female police cadets joined their six-month policing training program in Sivas, a province in the eastern part of Turkey covering on law enforcement trainings, technical training how to handle and fire weapons, directing traffic, crime scene investigation, driving, search and control, defence and fighting with terrorism. (Photo by Serhat Zafer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s bizarre Twitter tirade amid new Russia scandals
In an unusual turn of events following their 2016 victory, the Chicago Cubs visited the White House to celebrate with President Obama, and then returned several months later for an event with President Trump. Some 10 players did not attend the Trump visit, however it was billed as “unofficial.” … [Read more...] about Championship team visits to the White House in the Trump era