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Can greater access to education be inequitable?

Chirantan Chatterjee, Eric A. Hanushek, Shreekanth Mahendiran
Published Date: 
August 10, 2020
Ideas for India
New tuition center registrations per billion persons

Right to Education Act, 2009, was designed to provide the right to free, quality school education to all 6-14 year olds in India. This article examines the influence of RTE on the expansion of private tutoring. It finds that the Act led to a significant increase in the number of private tuition centres that necessarily help the relatively well-off students who can afford them, thereby counteracting the goal of equitable access to schooling.