Isn't it the 10% toppers that high schools concentrate on? I think privatization in general is good, but when it comes to education, I would want the private schools to be semi-public. By this way, reasonable fees for better education can be afforded.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
One basic difference between the two sectors is regarding the amount of fees collected from the students. A good percentage of the population cannot afford the fees charged by private schools. Starting from the uniform charges everything is costlier there. At the same time in Govt. Schools the students get their uniforms from schools, sometimes contributed by some external agencies or the school PTA. This the case with the notebooks and other study materials. Why now the break fast and noon meals are also arranged in the schools for which a fund is made available by the State Govt. If not sufficient local assistances are easily made available. Regarding teaching also Govt. Schools are far superior since only trained teachers are appointed here. Different extra curricular activities are organized in the schools regularly so that the students get exposed to different subjects and activities. School level, sub district level, district level and state level competitions are organised every year for students studying in public and aided schools.This provides these students to show their aptitudes in different arts and literary items. Here the Govt. Schools are the public schools while aided schools are schools following the State syllabus where the payment to the teachers are given by the Govt. Now most of these schools are well equipped with computer lab and smart class rooms. Above all the students of these schools are really from a cross section of the society. This creates an attitude of being a social being which is more important for a healthy society.
On the contrary in Privte schools owing to heavy fees structure the admission is limited to the upper layer children of the society. They don' t get a chance to see or mingle with the children from low class families of the society. They become strangers to the way in which such children are brought up and how they are living.
In short if education is only for passing the examinations with a competitive spirit and continuing such an attitude throughout the life private school education has to be chosen.
Due to competition private organizations are forced to provide the best service as people are left with many options and they will choose the best one. This has made private organizations essential to prove themselves the best among the competitors.
Olden days all the kids where sent to government schools and then those schools were good at imparting knowledge. Those days the teachers where dedicated. Now even the person earning the lowest income will not be ready to sent his child to government schools. Private schools have gained popularity irrespective of their increasing expenses. Every parent will want his child to get the best education. The fame and name of the school is one factor people take into consideration. And that is definitely with private schools.
Now at least in Kerala government schools are gaining back their name. Lack of good teachers or facilities have pushed back such schools. Now the scenario is changing. Government schools are aiming at the academic results of the students like private schools. More facilities are also been provided to students at a nominal fee unlike private schools. This can atrract students in the long run.
"Do not give up, things might not favour you always"
A software engineer in Bangalore paid around Rs 2.5 lakhs to a tutorial center for getting his son admitted to a prominent school in Bangalore. Unfortunately they never got the promised seat for their son. The agent returned half the money but didn't pay the rest. Frustrated the father immolated himself and died because of the injuries. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Why do we need middlemen for education?
Why do we desperately try for the coveted schools?
Parents should refrain from approaching middle men, in such disputes, they can involve the police and the police should try and settle this favorably.