School authorities plundering parentsI got the shock of my life when I got to know that maintenance fees charged from nursery kids. My colleague was looking around for schools where they could admit their daughter, the minimum amount that was asked was 1.5 lakh by DPS.
I asked them how did you agree to pay such huge amount, they said that almost every school demands the same amount. It is 12-year long maintenance charge. My question was what if they decide to leave the school in between, will they refund the amount. It was a no.
It might not come as a surprise to you but it was definitely shocking and surprising.
Parents are not reading to protest as they want their wards in the best schools and they don't want to spoil the future of their kids by protesting against the management in the schools.
Why not send to schools which take lesser fees, but the question is why schools are demanding such huge amounts (very unreasonable amount). Even if you decide to put your child in other schools, the rule says that the distance between home and school shouldn't be more than 13Kms, many are denied admission due to this.
While taking admission, interviews of parents are taken along with children, if both are working, they deny the admission for the kids saying that the parents won't be able to give enough time to the kids. But when the expense is very high, there is no concession in the education, both will have to work to make both the end meet.
Isn't there anything that we can do to make the school authorities charge reasonable fees? What can be done?
I know many will say, send the kids to schools which are affordable, but that is not the solution? Is it right to allow the schools to plunder the parents?