Can we leave children’s study to the mercy of schools?It is a fact that the quality of teachers when we were at school was far better than the current generation teachers. Whether it is knowledge, commitment or attitude towards teaching we find a lot missing in present-day school teachers and we often experience them through our children. I do not mean to say saying that today there are no good teachers but the ratio of good to below par teachers has drastically declined. This is my personal opinion.
Marked difference seen is that earlier teaching was regarded more than a profession. Teachers had a passion for teaching and were knowledgeable to clear all the fundamentals and clarify the doubts of the students. This resulted in a better understanding of concepts by the students. As a result, revising the things at home were easy for students and parents did not need to put too much effort to make the kids understand the things.
In contrast, nowadays teaching has become more of a commercial profession and teacher's passion and attachment towards teaching have reduced. Even knowledge level of teachers and come down and it is seen that children face problems with clearing their fundamental concepts at school. Generally, very less initiative is seen by teachers to clear their doubts. As a result, kids still need to get their doubts cleared from their parents or go to the tuition classes after school.
So the question is can we leave our children's education to the mercy of the school these days and expect that they will come out with flying colors? I think no, parents also need to put the equal effort from their side to see that their child performs well.