15 May 2018
Responding to Centre for Civil Society (CCS)'s call to speak up against the stifling of private initiative and autonomy in education in India, over 65,000 representatives from private schools from across 24 states in the country gathered together on April 7 in New Delhi, India’s national capital. Recognized as the largest gathering of private schools in India, the mass demonstration was a culmination of CCS’ Save Education Campaign, a nationwide movement to mobilize parents and private schools to urge the Indian government to reinstate choice and autonomy in educational provisioning - to "fund students, not schools!"
CCS has consistently advocated for the rights and recognition for Budget Private Schools in India, speaking up against arbitrary regulations that deter private initiative, and compromise educational access and quality. To speak up against the enduring policy prejudice against private schools, and the statist bias in educational provisioning, CCS through the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) launched a mass campaign to mobilize "edupreneurs" from the country to advocate for reinstating parental choice, and the rights and recognition of private schools in the country.
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