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  1. Mayuri Nidigallu
    September 4, 2018 @ 5:48 am

    I hope your messages reach the right ears soon. They need to. They must.
    Schools have turned into factories, churning out mass produced human beings.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 4, 2018 @ 5:53 am

      Wishing same. I believe that the blogging community can make some changes too. Sooner the better. Thanks for your valuable feedbacks.

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  2. Rupali
    September 6, 2018 @ 10:15 am

    I hope such articles are published in newspapers.

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  3. Anupriya
    September 7, 2018 @ 6:54 pm

    You have raised a very relevant issue to bring to light. Schools have since long become factories where the syllabus is fed into the young minds and exams ask them to throw it out back to the examiner.
    And the state of government schools really is alarming. All the best for your initiative. Do keep me updated if someone like me can be of help.

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  4. Saba irfan
    September 7, 2018 @ 7:48 pm

    Yes, it’s the saddest reality that we should be considering. A job everyone should do! Taking personal responsibility is important

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  5. ☆Novemberschild☆ (@romspeaks)
    September 8, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

    The reforms turning our schools into exam factories. The education system is badly in need of new thinking. We need a curriculum that is more relevant, creative and inclusive. Schools have been pushed to the limit with education policy dictated by Government and based on the presumption that everything that can be learnt should be measured. Testing starts as young as four years old and continues through primary and secondary school.The best that the Government can do is to cram nearly all students into a system which is not designed for inclusiveness.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 9:39 am

      I think no govt is forcing parents to put their ids into testing at 4. Its more of parents own false insecurity feeling that they want their kids to be far better than the rest. We all know parents who are against the no-fail policy of the government till 8th class. Hence the policy makers should be open not just to have civil services but also the parents and representative from school to frame one.

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  6. Neha
    September 8, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

    I completely agree that we need a lot of changes in our current education system. We need to give emphasis on skills rather than marks. The teachers qualifications should match with world knowledge rather than a B.Ed degree. I too wrote about this sometime back, hoping for a better change soon.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 9:40 am

      True. Skill development is one key area we need to improve a lot. Thanks for reading.

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  7. Abhijit
    September 8, 2018 @ 12:41 pm

    Our government started with free education and free healthcare. Doctors did not want to go to villages. Teachers did not teach in villages. Many devices schemes to get attendance signed, visit once or twice a week and get paid. Add to this many rural schools do not have proper building, proper toilet etc. The mid day meal scheme has attracted students to school. But teaching still needs a long way to go. I think instead of being idealistic, we should try to make villages liable so that teachers and doctors can live there and do there jobs. You raised very burning issue.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 9:42 am

      Yes, no policy is complete without being implemented right. Many medical and other universities are sponsored by govt. And most talented fro their learn from citizens hard-earned money, but flies out for better opportunity. Being a democratic govt, its also hard to force every such students to complete a certain period of practicing compulsory in rural areas. How do they do it? That is why we have thinkers placed in the system, let them think out of the box.

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  8. SUJATA TAWDE
    September 8, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

    Hello Maheshwaran , your point of view is accurate. municipal corporations and local government bodies spend so much of tax-money on free education and still these school fail to attract students. The teachers, who are hefty salaries must provide quality education to students , so that citizens will be motivated to send their children to government schools . #MyFriendAlexa #SujatawdeReads

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 9:44 am

      You are right. Govt spends so much tax money, but just into vain now. Public School teachers should realize that they are being paid really good salary compared to the ones in private. And do justice for what they are being paid.

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  9. Sanjota Grampurohit
    September 8, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

    I started this series with part 3. This post details the real problem and what needs to be done. These days education has become business.
    Great post Mahesh 🙂

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 9:45 am

      Thanks. It all boils down now to “who bells the cat”.

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  10. Pragnya Mishra
    September 8, 2018 @ 7:13 pm

    A much needed post and well researched one. Education sector is now a money making business. Parents invest in education assuming it’s best school. While kids are pushed to get a grade and secure a job via rote. Sharing with my community. Also heading over to next part.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 9:47 am

      Thanks for the kind gesture. Parents are really between the devil and deep blue sea.

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  11. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    September 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

    Some facyts and truths of our society has been discussed very logically.

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  12. Gunjan
    September 9, 2018 @ 4:48 am

    This is so well written, wish it reaches masses and people actually read it

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 9:48 am

      Thank you. Me too wish that this spreads some awareness. My bit of contribution.

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  13. Tina
    September 11, 2018 @ 5:42 am

    schools are business centers now. I hope this post reaches the right people.

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