As Union MHRD minister Smriti Irani and the Delhi state government signalled their intention to reverse the no-detention clause of the Right to Education Act (RTE), CPR along with partners organized a seminar on the issue.
The first of a series, the seminar on 30th April debated the provisions of non-detention and Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in the RTE Act of 2009. A range of stakeholders, including educationists, teachers, researchers, government officials, and parents discussed whether failing students could solve the problem of low learning levels. They agreed that to raise learning levels, systemic issues such as shortage of trained teachers and good resource materials had to be addressed instead.
Watch the full recording of this important and interesting discussion above—a first step towards a much-needed informed public discussion on the issue.