Money minded and Male Chauvinistic: Education world
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.
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.