News By/Courtesy: Nirbha Dhawan | 23 Oct 2020 15:05pm IST


  • Recently education system was modified completely
  • Concept of charter schools
  • Schools should hold themselves responsible for the growth of students

In the present lockdown, we saw many changes being brought up in society. We saw advancement not just physically or mentally but also legally. Recently we saw our education system being modified entirely. It was seen how co-curricular activities and Vocational Studies were given prominence because lately, we have realized that vocational courses now are the need of an hour.

Just to provide the same there has been a concept introduced in foreign countries which is Charter schools. Charter school is not an Indian concept but a foreign one. Charter School differs from that of any regular School. Neither charter school is a private or a public school, it is an entirely different institution for educating children.

Charter schools are a public-funded school which can be opened by anyone. It may be parents, teachers, non-profit groups, corporations, or even any governmental organization. These schools do not charge any tuition-free from the students, as the main objective of these schools is the enlightenment of their students. Charter schools are opened with a specific aim which is pen down in their Charter before the opening of the school. The schools do not have rigid rules which are inflexible as that of what regular schools have. The school holds themselves responsible for the growth of their student because such school has been opened with specific intentions. They do not work according to the regulation of the state board, rather they have their memorandum and only ambition that they do not have to let their student fail, in what they are being taught because the focus of the school is primarily upon what the child is achieving.

If there arises a need in the neighborhood for a specific course, then a Charter school can be introduced to do the requisite. There are no criteria been established to get your child enrolled in any respective charter School, rather any student can get admission. And if more students want to enroll there, but the seats are limited then School opts for the lottery system. The names will be called out randomly to ensure no biasedness prevails. Charter School can be established alongside any Public school or even within it. This becomes feasible for any child to attend both. The child can be completing its regular studies along with catching up on a vocational course and missing on none.

To open a charter School one has to get its authorization from the school district or city or state, whatever the guiding rules maybe. The operators have to specify the main objective clearly and also once the School has opened the operators have to present the authorities with the successful result.

The concept of the charter school is emerging immensely in countries like the USA or Canada. But a similar notion should be present in India. Also, we have seen the condition of Government schools in our country. People send their children just to educate them so as they can earn, but none is accomplished. Perhaps, if such an abstraction is introduced here then maybe parents besides sending their children to work, enroll them here and a student will have a handy talent which can be worth later or sooner.


This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion, etcetera. This article is based purely on the author’s personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 23 Oct 2020 20:05pm IST

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