Why should the students suffer?

by R K Garg
Chandigarh: The largest stakeholder – the child – in the Private School vs. the Government legal spate is just a silent spectator and the biggest sufferer only.

The legal fight between the Private Schools, Government, Parents and a few Associations and Activists is not coming to an end and is certainly taking a bad shape.

The Teachers and Principals, who used to make plans for imparting better education, are now just involved in making unending rounds to the Courts and Advocates.

Relations between parents and schools are at a new low.

The Staff of schools is under continuous pres-sure fearing job loss.

And this is happening all over when almost everybody is fighting the Corona Crisis and the New Normal is becoming a way of life.

Not that all parents can and cannot pay, not that all schools can afford or not afford to pay salaries and can survive without Fees.

The biggest question is ‘education’ which no one talks about, be it the legal fraternity, par-ents, schools or the associations.

A very ugly sort of atmosphere seems to have entered very deep into the education sector and the kind of language which has been used against teachers, schools and officers will now take a long time to restore whatever respect this sector used to have in the immediate past.

I fear that this legal fight will make the biggest dent in the relations of all stakeholders and the education sector will suffer a lot as rather than learning from the crisis we are making it weaker to fight in the future.

Mark my word, the impact on children will have a far-reaching impact and its repercus-sions will be visible in the coming few years.

Fearing the future which I foresee, I can make a request to all – do not take matters that far that you cannot come back.

Be concerned about the future of our chil-dren, care for them and sit down to stop such an ugly slugfest for which we all will be paying a very heavy price.

(The views expressed are personal of the author. If you wish to express your opinion, contact R K Garg at rtichd27@gmail.com)

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