Indonesia Smart Card: Between Saving the Rights of Poor Students or Political Agenda

  • Agus Machfud Fauzi
  • AJ Islamiyah
  • S Ramadhini
Keywords: social practice, politics, education


This study aims to uncover political policies in educational issues. This study used a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach by taking research subjects of students who received the Smart Indonesia Card at Krembung 1 Junior High School. This research got a result that the Indonesian Card. It is a political agenda capable of saving drop-out rates, it shows that the dropout rate in 2015 238 thousand students declined in the number 187,828 students. However, this number has not fully saved the rights of poor students because in practice KIP targets are sometimes not conveyed to poor students. In its social practice, KIP provided by the government encountered several problems in its distribution practices because social practices were slightly different in the implementation of KIP funds compared to the system provided by the government where money was directly distributed to students or parents (if they did not have KTP) Using Giddens glasses, the teacher becomes an agency that reproduces the structure by making a rule that KIP funds are brought by the homeroom teacher to further apply fortune sharing where money is donated to other students who according to the school are poor and do not get KIP, so that student practical awareness where when he needs money, he must ask his homeroom teacher first. There is also a feeling of reluctance to ask the teacher for the funds needed.