Schools, Discipline & corporal punishments!!

Recent news of an 11yr girl beaten up by teachers has created a storm, girl was beaten up by a group of teachers for not doing her homework properly, leading to injuries on various parts of her body. This act despite Supreme Court already banning punishments in schools is protested by Karnataka State Women Commission issuing a notice to the concern school.

Question is where, when and how can we stop these schools taking parents for granted?

There are many policies and procedures levied by school managements which violate fundamental rights in most of the schools and colleagues. This includes punishments, fines and even monopolizing education materials, books & uniforms to name few. The donations have gone roof high and so are tution fees. Parents succumb to these monopolies, not having choice of professionally managed schools or either government schools which match the standards of private ones.

On the other hand there are no proactive steps seen taken from education department / ministries in getting involved in school operations and conducting audits to safeguard that discriminations based on age, sex, religion and food will not take place. The education institutions thus prosper in their owners wealth, wisdom & dynasties and turn into profitable business houses that keep strengthening year after year. The poor students and their helpless parents have no where to go!!

1 Comment so far

  1. Simi (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

    Rajesh – You made a good point! Corporal punishments should be totally done away with. One of the newspapers (I *think* it’s DH) reported that the teachers even lifted the student’s skirt – if that’s true can anything to be even worse?

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