The activists of All India Students Association (AISA) have decided to oppose the present structure of the Right to Education bill and demanded an expenditure of 10 per cent from the annual budget for the education sector. It has also decided to oppose the common school system as envisaged in the bill.
Sunil Maurya, secretary of local unit of AISA said that the Right to Education bill would result in the commercialization of education and privatization. The bill is also silent that 10 per cent of the annual budget would be spend on the education sector and further no recommendations of DS Kothari and Unnikrishan have been ignored in the bill.
He said that the provision of 25 per cent reservation for poor children in the schools and right to education is simple ploy of the Centre to be absolved of the responsibilities for providing education.
He said that AISA would continue to agitate on the issue of present structure of the Right to Education bill unless necessary changes are made in the bill in the interests of the children and the students at large.
Source: Times of India