Waiting for inspiration, sirji!
By GURCHARAN DAS (in Time of India..Mumabi Edition 9th June 2013...page no 20)
“We have got so used to blaming governance and the institutions of the law that we forget that our pathetic education system is also responsible. And yes, parents too are guilty, for the home is the crucible of the moral life. However, one inspiring teacher can make all the difference in moulding the values of young human beings.”
“Obviously, we cannot wait for an inspiring teacher to fall from heaven. Neither is there any point in complaining about corruption in high places. The moral foundation is laid at home and parents must take responsibility to teach moral reasoning to their kids.”
“About 20% of India’s children today receive a decent education, but for the rest it is a depressing story. On the positive side, 97% of children do enter school. However, after a year only 43% can recognize letters. By class 5, half the children cannot read a class 2 textbook and three quarters cannot do simple division. By class 10, Indian children rank second last, above Kyrgyzstan, in a test recently given by the Program for International Student Assessment in 74 countries.”
Great...but how do you expect from him when working with lowest possible minimum salary?????????