After failing in its attempt to shut schools for a week, to protest against the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the Karnataka (Recognised), Unaided Schools Managements Association (KUSMA) assured its members here on Saturday that the organisation has not become weak.
At a sparsely attended fellowship meeting convened in Shree Saraswati Vidya Mandir, KUSMA joint secretary Sathya Murthy said,“Do not go by numbers. KUSMA has not become weak by the school closure episode. The government conveniently made us the villain, without understanding our history and valour in our fights. The government has not answered our questions and we will continue our campaign against RTE.”
Several members expressed their concern that KUSMA was losing strength, especially after the organisation failed to coordinate the week-long schools closure.
“It is sad to see the attendance of members in meetings is decreasing. Perhaps, KUSMA can organise meetings at different districts,” a member from Kolar said.
Another member urged KUSMA to demand from the government for a separate Directorate for Private Schools Managements.
“We know the dogma, the government is meting out in the name of RTE. With one primary and secondary education department, the government cannot club private schools and draw comparisons. The private schools are doing what the government is supposed to do,” the member said.
KUSMA legal adviser K V Dhananjay answered general queries about RTE and employee state insurance.