Thursday, June 11, 2009
Debate - SSC or CBSE / ICSE / IB / IG / etc.
This is my first blog. Got me thinking what to write. Suddenly it dawned on me. The current debate on the Maharashtra government's decision to start a quota/reservation system for admissions to Junior colleges. Should you send your children's to SSC board schools or to the CBSE , ICSE or the new IB or IG curriculum schools. My daughters school was a SSC board school. It is run by a prominent politician and has been existence for the last 10 years. In the year 2003 the school decided to switch over to the ICSE board. They took a poll with all the parents to decide on whether the school should continue with the SSC board or switch over to the ICSE board. The parents overwhelmly decided that the school should switch over to the ICSE board. Hence the school switched over to the ICSE board and the parents collectively (probably barring a few) appreciated it. Now, why did this happen? It happened because we all parents genuinely felt that the SSC board curriculum lagged behind the other mediums, and who does not want the best for their children. It helped that we parents (most of us) themselves had passed out from the ICSE medium and over the years had seen how the students of the SSC board have been faring against the ICSE board. It was a no contest non brainer. Hence, it now pains to read that some politician suddenly wakes up and decides that he shall play the spoiler and be the saviour to the SSC board curriculum by having a quoto / reservation system. It is time that these politicians wake up and do something constructive for the students by bringing the SSC board curriculam on par to the other boards rather than indulge in such petty high handness. I smell a rat here with the looming assembly elections. What better way to please the masses (parents). Right? What say you all?