In India, commercialisation of education has increased many times; therefore, the numbers of private schools have increased rapidly. The main reason behind this increase is a poor performance by government schools and fast catching concept of English medium school.
Most of the middle and lower class families see good education as the only solution to make a good future for their children because they themselves blame their illiteracy and non-ability to speak English as the main reason behind their poverty. Therefore, they don't want the same thing happens to their children too so they spent hard earned money on the child education and sometimes, this money is as high as 60% of their total income.
So, you can see yourself how people are ready to do anything to provide good education to their children. To exploit this opportunity many private schools have come into play and they charge very high school fees. There are many private schools in India where the monthly school fee is above 10K.
I am not against the private schools; however, I am against any kind of exploitation of people in the name of education. I already pointed out this in my earlier articles on the same subject Increasing commercialisation of Education and Side Effects of commercialisation of Education in India.
On the one side, we have Right to Education which is also known as The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act and on the other side, there is so much divide in the education sector. Our government schools are fighting for survival at many places and state governments are forced to close many schools where numbers of children in very low.
This is a failure of our state governments that they failed to provide quality education to the students even after so many years of independence. Moreover, there also looks like a nexus between the political leaders and private school managements which don't allow government schools to improve.
I again say that my article should not be seen as an attack on the private schools, I just want that a quality and affordable education should be within the reach of every student of India while that is achieved through government schools or private schools, it doesn't matter.