I can’t agree more! The wastage of potential is so huge that we can’t even imagine. Leave the economic waste aside, nearly every home has an example of how failure at school completely destroyed a person’s life. In Pakistan, we have actually never seen Industrial Age, still stuck somewhere in Agriculture age, want our kids to “top” at school while having no clue what does that mean.
Just for a minute stop being mindless about their lives, stop doing what your parents did to you.
Think why you send them there, what’s the outcome you want to achieve? Studying at LACAS and becoming first at class achieves what? Failing the class is a measure of what lost potential? Mindlessly giving away 30-40% of your salary in school fee is not going to make your kid successful or does it?
For the starters, do you even know if your kid is left minded or right-minded? Extrovert or Introvert? A thinker or a feeler? Do you hope the school will “standardize” your kid so that she can take on all kinds of life challenges? What about ourselves? How many of us “sailed” through life’s challenges because Miss X taught us in 4th grade about handling the mental pressure? Oh, did she? Or was that maths teacher in 6th grade who taught us how to grow our savings and invest wisely? Or were they 6 oranges, 2 oranges, 3 oranges?
I meet one university student nearly every day, 4th, 5th semester and all of them just tell me one thing: I have no clue what I am doing. Yesterday, I was talking to a friend and he said we had no clue as well. Why it’s like that?
How difficult is it to sit with a kid and ask one simple question: What are your likes and dislikes? and then figuring out the best mode of education for her?
I am again going on and on about it, wake up people, it’s somebody’s life you are playing with!