Q. You are a social worker. You feel upset as some of the good schools are admitting as many as 60-70 students in a class just to mint money. The classes are overcrowded and this is adversely affecting academic standards. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily highlighting this corrupt practice. Sign the letter as Rohit Sharma.
7 Model Town
10th March, 20XX
The Times of India
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Sub: Falling standards of education in public schools
I wish to draw the attention of the public in general and authorities in particular to the class commercialization prevalent in the good schools renowned for providing quality education.
Nowadays it has become a trend to admit your children to prestigious public schools, which admit students after conducting so many tests and charging a hefty amount as various funds. Although the system appears to be quite fair, restrictive and selective, but the overcrowded classrooms with 60 to 70 students in the primary section tell a different story. Almost every section of each class is in a similar situation.There doesn’t seem to be any respite from the ever increasing size of the class. The overcrowding of classrooms adversely affects the academic standards. It is very difficult for any teacher howsoever resourceful to build any rapport or conduct interactive sessions in such large classes. The curriculum is ‘covered’ in a poor manner. Then it has also become a fashion to increase the fees every year.
The academic values are brushed aside with nonchalance and the sole factor that governs the school authorities is the money that these large numbers rake in. Will the authorities look into this sad state of affairs and bring an end to this commercialization of education resulting in falling academic standards?
(A Social Worker)