Junior has just transgressed into 1st standard without much of his knowledge. He thinks its great fun and we just didnt want the bubble to burst. A visit to school brought forth his books and accessories. No doubt he was thrilled but few issues did come up.
He has no option but to study Hindi as one of the brand new subject. But which moron on earth thinks that learning an alian language straight using words without attempting to know the alphabet list should be given posthumous bharatha rathna.
We dont need to talk about weight of books etc – they are huge considering what it was when I studied 1st standard and what it is. Very soon astronomy will make way into 1st standard sylabus. Atleast only those books for home work are lent out and rest stocked at school along with cockroaches and silver fish ends the story there.
Uniforms – brand new ones had to be brought. But pray me – why tie that tie (pun intended) into your throats? This is a left over threat from BritishRaj days. Its understandable to cover your throat from the cold weather of England but pray the high temperatures across India – do we still need to carry forward this tag?
Uniforms are expected to bring uniformity in life for all students – but why uniforms on monday, tuesday, thursday,friday but white dress other days complete with white canvas shoes? Is it because the other set is sent for washing OR is it the money spinning ways of garment/dress maker in collusion with school management?
Learning is a mostly an afterthought as it makes me shudder to think of all the expenses a middle class family has to shed for a couple of kids! Cant we simplify these stupid things in private schools?