Before the start, I guess a long introduction seems necessary to make our way to discuss this extremely convoluted issue; and after that, as always, there’s nothing nothing. The topic is about the time to think our educational system over which nobody seems to spare. They say that school is a story from the past; it’s a waste of time to give it attention.
I guess it’s high time we shut down schools for reconstruction and reform. Well, what is the point? Think about it. Our students come to school for grades only, whereas the ultimate objective from going to school is obviously learning to learn effectively. The students are rather interested in “better” marks despite the quantity and quality of learning they acquire. Some students have excellent grades, yet the amount of knowledge and skills they have is of no value at all. Whereas there are skillful gifted students who have average scores. It is our educational system itself which creates this awkward situation. Most students have an odd concept about school. To get those “valuable” good scores, the students can do whatever thing they are in hand to reach those high scores; therefore cheating on tests and exams is what the students will excel at.
To be able to redress this handicap of our -neglected for ages- public school, a fresh plan needs be set up immediately. Unfortunately, this has always been impossible because the government has its priorities, but education and health are at bottom of the list because they are public; they want to privatise them for better results. I personally think the government is not enthusiastic even a little to do anything to save the public school because it is public i.e. exhausting the budget. So why bother to ask questions such as what must be done to improve school programs and syllabi for better performance. School has been being demolished for a long time already; therefore talking about reforms is an unfunny joke. Everyone is aware of this, but they don’t just want to admit it.
School has been being demolished systematically from inside through some sort of conspiracy against “free education”. Pay for your schooling or get out? A number of secret rumours circulate telling people that the public school students rarely get good education, so parents have to move their kids to private school for better education. Because most people are not able to afford school fees, they keep their kids in the public schools, and another plot has been schemed devilishly. It aims at deflating public school through a series of measures among which, crowded classes, less sessions for basic school subjects like English not to be obliged to recruit new teachers, and so forth.
Our kids then fall victims of this premeditated destructive plot. First, they “must” pass exams despite their inefficiency and incompetence. When they reach higher levels, they find out that they are unable to carry on with their studies because they are not well prepared and not ready for lessons which require solid background knowledge to assimilate. Hence, they are brought up to believe that scores are more important than learning. That’s how they understand the reason why they go to school. They struggle for good scores no matter how they get them. Moreover, it has suddenly become a truth for them that cheating is a right and stopping the students from cheating, you are depriving them from one of their basic rights. Technology on the other hand has made it easy for them to stick to fraudulence and deception. You cannot separate teenagers from their mobile phones. The mobile phone itself uses free from charge apps which intentionally facilitates cheating. They come to the point of believing that anything published on the web is “public property” which everybody is allowed to use (plagiarism). How can you convince teenagers now that cheating is illegal? They don’t see cheating as cheating; theirs is a kind of misinterpretation of the term.
It is like this, I am afraid.