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Money minded and Male Chauvinistic: Education world

June 1, 2010

A week back I have read news in a Tamil daily, of 30 students who belong to IXth standard dismissed from a school near Thanjavur as the school administration sees them as potential threats for their 100% results in the Xth standard.

As a sensible school administration which was ran by intellectuals they shouldn’t dismissed those students on any ground. If they are not eligible then they should have made them to study IXth std for another year. By dismissing them they have made the life difficult for both the students and their Parents. Where they will go and find a place for their children and which school will accommodate them directly at Xth std??

The other news which many of you would have seen in the news channels saying about the regulation of private school fees in Tamilnadu by the Tamilnadu government and the Supreme court upheld the Tamilnadu government’s order when it was challenged by the group of Pvt. schools (Now they requested the govt. to revise the fees for which govt. is yet to provide a reply and the fees rose by another 10 – 20% is different story).

Both the news may seem distinct and different; I can say ‘Yes they are different’. But I am just wondering about the functioning about this group of pvt schools as they didn’t intervened into the matter of dismissal of 30 students but jumps into action when govt. fixes a price for each year’s education which is lower than what they are currently charging. If this same association spoke in favour of those students and made the withdrawal of dismissal order from that school and then demanded for those higher amount of fees in the schools we can applaud them. But their forcefulness in voice is while demanding for higher tuition fee is not there when it comes to speak for the injustice done to these students.

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Other news from Bangalore was really killed any hope of progression of our society. The news is,

MES Pre-University College of Arts, Commerce and Science, one of the city’s better colleges, has different cutoffs in science and commerce for boys and girls. ‘We want to give equal weightage to girls; moreover, they perform better than the boys. Hence, their percentage is higher. We’d like to have an equal number of boys and girls in a class. As girls score higher, we have to bring down the cut-off percentage for boys’ said by senior assistant Purushothaman.

At National PUC college, ‘The difference is about 4-5 marks. If there are more girls, the cut-off for them is higher . This year, the cut-off for the physics, chemistry, computer science and electronics combination is higher for girls,’ said principal Ambika H K.

To read the complete news, here is the LINK.

What wonderful ideas were being implemented in our education system to keep gender discrimination till the end of the world. Those intellectuals are trying to being a demographic balance in the class rooms. If this idea was proposed 50 years ago we could have patted at their back but by proposing now they deserve a kick at their back.

I don’t know what they are trying to say by maintaining a balance. They are denying opportunity for a girl who has scored more marks than a boy. If the mark is the scale on which performance is measured then she deserves the chance. Is this the way to say that both men and women are equal?

In this strange play of events, I could sense only MALE CHAUVINISM and nothing else. The explanation given by those intellectuals are at the best laughable. It’s a pity that those students have to learn from them.

Why don’t you all the intellectuals who presented this idea can go to hell now. Period.

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33 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2010 11:14 pm

    Hiyaaa im first!!

    kanagu: Yes… you are 😀 😀

  2. June 1, 2010 11:16 pm

    Its bcoz of these reasons i became a rebel!

    kanagu: he he he 🙂 🙂

    • June 2, 2010 2:26 pm

      dude, for getting you taught, your parents and your teachers should have been rebels by now ! 😀

      kanagu: ROFL… 😆 😆

  3. June 1, 2010 11:18 pm

    omg!!! 😐 the education system is going to the dogs!!! and saying THAT is an insult to the dogs actually…

    kanagu: True.. dogs are nice creatures 🙂 🙂

  4. June 2, 2010 12:51 am

    Such a shame! Educational institutes are more bothered about maintaining 100% pass percentage that ensuring that every child gets a good education..No wonder everybody is so worried about marks and percentages and the poor kids feel the pressure the most.

    kanagu: Yes Smitha… thats the sad state of education here 😦 only the marks are respected.. nothing else..

    As for that news about different cut-offs for girls and boys – that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard!!!! It is almost as if, they are threatened by the fact that girls are doing better 😦

    I just hope our education system is reformed before it is too late..

    kanagu: Yes.. they are threatened… they can’t take that at all… 😡 who is going to reform it???? 🙄

  5. June 2, 2010 7:11 am

    See, Kanagu, people these days open schools not to educate but to make money…They are businesses just like P&G and Unilever…So, if these ‘businessmen’ find that a high percentage of their students are failing, they will get ‘rid’ of them to maintain the school’s reputation…They are not going to hire better teachers to help the weak students because that would cost money…It’s sad, but that’s the way life is in India and the government is doing nothing about it because this issue is not a vote-getter…

    kanagu: What you have said is really true Bones… I know that… but still feeling all the crap happening in education is absolute ridiculous 😦 😦

  6. June 2, 2010 10:35 am

    you are so right about the chauvinistic nature of our education system. We are getting regressive day by day. Its all commercialized; the true reason for the existence of a school is lost.

    kanagu: 😦 😦

  7. June 2, 2010 12:01 pm

    Breathe Kanagu!! hugs!
    Your last statement sums it up quite nicely!

    kanagu: Even though I mean that last sentence thats not the solution for this issue Pixie 😦 😦

    This discrimination has been going on for a very long time now!
    but, now its out in the open!

    kanagu: Yes.. I read that its happening there for past 5 years…
    It’s a shame really… and though some find it flattering, it isn’t really.
    It’s an insult to both boys and girls! And the money part – everyone wants to make a quik buck and in this dirty race, our kids, their education gets hit the most…

    kanagu: Really true… lets see what we can do about this…

  8. June 2, 2010 12:15 pm

    🙄 🙄
    You know I heard somewhere… “Who said humans don’t have super powers? It’s just called reservation!”
    There should be no discrimination, especially between boys and girls.
    And the dismissal… Totally unfair and uncalled for.

    kanagu: Yes Nivedhita.. but thats what happening here…

  9. June 2, 2010 12:18 pm

    It is very disappointing indeed,kanagu! Schools & Colleges are expected to the most impartial of institutions. But its a reality that most of the schools today are being run for monetary gains and not to benefit children. I know many teachers who are not as dedicated to the schools they work for as they are to the private tuitions they give in their houses. Maybe if the schools bring about some perks and benefits to the teachers, we can strike some balance.

    this is a deeply saddening issue.

    kanagu: I think there is no lack of benefits… in my school they get good salary… good amount of holidays then also their mindset of a student of their class should study in their tuition never changes 😦

  10. June 2, 2010 2:28 pm

    LOL !! the bangalore incident is the worst thing that can happen to the word ‘education’ ! 😀 😀 😀

    and why do want those intellectuals to go to hell??? Hell would be a better place without them ! 😀

    kanagu: I thought only the people like them will be in hell 🙄 🙄

  11. June 2, 2010 3:14 pm

    Such intellectuals we have!! We should change the menaing of the word!!!

    But I honestly have nothing to say about the news that you have shared! Sometimes I feel that there is no hope for our system!

    kanagu: Never lose hope Smita… me too think like that at times… but we can still hope for a turnaround… 🙂 🙂

  12. June 2, 2010 5:13 pm

    Sigh! Its all really really horrible. I think some of us shud really get together and form a group and revolt against these ppl. Nt sure if it wil help, but what r we dng by just talking abt it too 😦

    kanagu: True Swaram… nothing going to change just by talking… lets see what we can do for this…

    MES College dng that is really sad … but they hv always been behind money! Thatz 101% true!!!

    kanagu: 😦 😦

  13. June 2, 2010 6:05 pm

    Its sad that we are moving backward,when it comes to female issues..Generally,the mass is interested in women’s progressiveness,but when it come to nutshell,to the core,its the same old male chauvinistic mentality…But yes,its glad that it is changing..when our generation becomes older,i hope things will change,in a better direction…

    kanagu: Everybody loves to talk about it but nobody were ready to do what they talk….

  14. June 2, 2010 7:51 pm

    //Why don’t you all the intellectuals who presented this idea can go to hell now. Period.//

    appidi podunga aruvale!!

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂

  15. June 3, 2010 6:36 am

    What a shame!!
    Such incidents shatter our already held by a weak thread belief in the education system. Education has become more of a business for schools than being a source of providing quality values to the future citizens.
    Highly appalling and at the same time very sorry state of affairs 😦 😦

    kanagu: Is this the same case in Australia too CB????

  16. June 3, 2010 8:32 pm

    it’s sad that MES did this … it’s bad enough having to prove many times that you are no worse than guys .. but with this kinda law .. you are forced to try even harder.

    IT is well known that guys get serious much later in life than girls .. and also known that in many areas, guys are instinctively better (again childhood upbringing) .. so why make it difficult for girls ?

    And I feel it’s insulting to the young boys as well … the reason that the college gives. ….

    kanagu: Don’t know about the seriousness issue.. I am still carefree…. but this rule is dumbo and crap to the core… how can they set a cut-off based on what boys and girls scored… a cut-off is a standard one for everybody….

    ……..

    About the TN incident, just goes to prove that the nobility involved in teaching and healing is fast disappearing .. I feel all the more like starting a school ,or atleast being a teacher

  17. June 3, 2010 8:53 pm

    Well I could only wish one thing, may these people go through the exact same thing which they are making others go through and hopefully they will realize then!!

    kanagu: Hmmmm… when they will pass through this??? 🙄 In the next birth???
    even if you think about their kids.. they will get a seat easily with their parents connections…

    • June 5, 2010 11:45 pm

      I am not able to understand what the school hopes to gain with different cut offs for boys and girls… Why don’t they want smart and deserving female students ?

      kanagu: A question which remains unanswered… 😦

  18. June 3, 2010 10:04 pm

    read your tag just now … we seem to have the same ‘If I were a bird .. ” .. Great minds think alike 😛

    kanagu: LOL.. 😆 😆

  19. June 3, 2010 10:08 pm

    i just read ur pre-pre-previous (or is it pre-previous ???) post …. The first teacher’s attitude was really wrong.

    kanagu: he he he… 🙂 🙂 for sure….

    Abt the 2nd teacher, if he had more e.g. to show that a lot of students are doing well in his class, it is diff … and even then, he should notice that some students are lagging behind … and why have 100 students in a class ???? 60 should be a max ….

    kanagu: 100 becos more money… 😀 😀 and he shouldn’t compare a student with other in any case… he must analyse eacha nd everybody separately….

  20. June 5, 2010 2:51 am

    ena ya ithelam…. kadavul will only help us!

    kanagu: 😦 😦

  21. June 5, 2010 8:48 pm

    For educational institutes its no longer just about education. Actually, right now, its all about money. Money, name and fame.

    kanagu: Sad truth 😦

  22. June 5, 2010 9:23 pm

    Many city schools take huge donations and admit whoever comes to their school. Then, when the children are in 7th or 8th, they just give them TC and ask them to go to someother school, because they think that they will not score well and harm the reputation of the school! The school makes enough money by admitting children left, right and center in LKG.

    kanagu: Really true… the amount of fees and donations to admit a child in a school almost touches 50 K now-a-days… and whats with this 100% pass results with they are sending out all the students who scored low marks… absolte foolish thing
    I read the news about the different cut-off marks for boys and girls. I couldn’t believe this news. Are we in Afghanistan or Pakistan?

    kanagu: We are in to be become Afghanistan and Pakistan… don’t knwo whether they have such rules… pathetic..
    I just get frustrated reading these types of news, kanagu. Where are we going?

    kanagu: Don’t know really… I am planning to write a letter to them… lets see…

    • June 5, 2010 11:39 pm

      True Sandhya it does seem that some minds take inspiration fromAfghanistan and Taliban… 😦

  23. June 5, 2010 11:30 pm

    Kanagu when somebody talks about Guru Shishya Parampara this is what comes to mind . The greed and bias should be firmly controlled. I hope they are taken to court and we see justice done.

    kanagu: Yeah.. I am wondering why no student took this to court to settle the matter… hope somebody filed a case against this…

    For centhuries we have had (and still do in most parts) more boys than girls getting education but nothing was done…maybe because that had nothing to do with how capable they were. 😦

    kanagu: yes.. when the times are changing they are not able to take that…

  24. June 5, 2010 11:33 pm

    I agree with Ashwathy & Kanagu.

  25. June 5, 2010 11:53 pm

    I think education as a whole has become more of a business than anything else…. And I guess the fault is with the parents, more than the institutions involved. But sometimes I feel that everything is a part of a bigger chakra and we need to look at the whole circle to actually understand why such mindless things are happening.

    Destination Infinity

    kanagu: When parents running behind marks it makes the job of educational institutions to fool them easy… A day will come when everybody will understand that everyone has some individual talent which will push themselves up easily in life…

  26. June 27, 2010 7:55 pm

    If you can… Read how Jean Sasson describes the effort of Mayada’s grandfather, Sati’ Al-Husri – a renowned Arab educationalist (circa 1900). Sati’ Al-Husri was of the opinion: Knowledge is like the air we breathe. It is a right. And should be free. We do not pay for breathing in something that is vital for our very existence.

    How I wish the same can be drummed in to certain individuals.

    God save.

    kanagu: I will Friend… is that the book.. Mayada.. daughter of Iraq??? I am also wishing for the same bro…
    Peace.

  27. July 6, 2010 11:26 pm

    this is the first time I am hearing about such discrimination..we have no such cut off system or dismissal of students over here in Chattisgarh.

    kanagu: hmmm… I don’t think its there in everywhere… its only in few colleges in Bangalore… thakfully

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