Discourse which amplifies the misunderstanding, which is based on generic principles without acknowledging the context, can only hurt the cause of legalizing ‘for-profit’ schools. For the sake of education, it would be better if proponents of school autonomy acknowledge the social relevance of school as an institution and opponents of for-profit education to understand the constraints due to this rule and that it is possible to be a socially responsible organization despite being a for-profit organization.
This also highlights the importance of details of regulation and necessity of a strong, quick and responsive judicial framework. Delhi High Court specified in one of its judgments that schools have autonomy to devise the procedure to admit students but subject to condition that such criteria are fair, reasonable and transparent. Delhi government thinks that the 62 criteria are unfair, unreasonable and non-transparent. Some schools may feel that some of these criteria are fair, reasonable and transparent, in which it has to approach courts. Approaching over burdened courts is associated with costs for the petitioner and it may take valuable time to resolve such disputes hampering the school system. As we move towards more private systems and as regulations become important, it is important to have a strong judicial framework to resolve such disputes.