Friday, September 29, 2006

Mind Your Language

The Karnataka Govt. wants 1400 English Medium Schools closed down by end of the year.

This raises several questions.

15 of Kannada-only ministers send their children to English-medium schools. So is it the case of: English Medium Schools: Good for us - Bad for you?

Do the ministers have one policy for themselves and another for the people? Sure enough, it seems so. Leading by example is not something Politicians Know... isn't it?

Well, if its a question of violating undertaking by schools to be Kannada medium - so what exactly was going on for 12 long years? Has anyone punished officials who were sleeping all this time, before discovering the 'lapse' suddenly.

Another thing worth considering is, what is the quality of education imparted in Govt. Schools where these students are supposed to be shifted? The answer lies in the fact that - nobody wants to go to these schools.

By all means local language should be taught - but is this the way to go - by shutting down schools ?

Stop harassing poor children, Sangliana urges Government

Fine for Ministers Kids but...

3 Comments:

At 12:33 AM, Blogger Silkboard said...

The minister in question has good intentions. But execution is too idealistic. You can't just close all the "erring" schools like that. That is like demolishing all "illegal" buildings one night - you will raze 70% of Delhi and 50% of Bangalore with that approach.

Punish existing schools that opened as Kannada medium but converted to English - ask them for a 'conversion fee' like thing. And then, starting today, be a lot more sincere in implementing the 'language licenses'. What the hell was education ministry doing all this while when these so called "illegal" schools popped up?

Our politicos seem to think either black or white. It doesn't work like that.

 
At 1:09 AM, Blogger dumbdodi said...

What a joke..instead of moving forward we seem to be taking giant leaps backward

 
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