The quality of education is going down!!!

India
April 8, 2007 6:29am CST
I was teaching my sis Maths for her exam the other day and I realised she could not understand simple topics. When I asked he to show the notebook that she used in class I realised that the teachers themselves had done complicated simple stuff. There were grave errors in the textbooks as well. So here comes the main question...is the system being degraded here. Coz it's not only the smaller classes,it extends till the higher levels of education as well. If we don't get the basics right how can we expect to excel?
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13 responses
• United States
9 Apr 07
You have stumbled onto the biggest unkept secret in the world. The problem is that enough people don't care enough to force a change. I remember my 10 year old Godson was due to graduate and I went to school for him to see why he never got homework and found out he had been a light monitor in the computer room for five years. My visit was prompted because while playing a spelling game I discovered he could not spell the word cat or world. Imagine my surprise when I found that out. So many of our children are just passed over and no one seems to take notice or to care. Well when I found out I was furious and then my son who always got 100 on his spelling tests began to fail every single one in a week. When I went to class to see what was going on there was a teacher that spoke no English and was testing the class in Spanish so I spoke to the principal who immediately put him in the class belonging to the teacher he had the year before. I then went to the District office where they discovered nepotism to the highest degree. There were over 16 teachers there whose only qualification was that they were related to someone and many of them had not even a high school diploma and some were here illegally. Needless to say that was a big shake up but it got fixed in a hurry. We have to learn like the terrorism awareness " If you see something say something"
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@smartmom (827)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I cannot speak to whether your educational system in your country is decreasing in quality, but I know from my own experience that in order to get a high quality education, you have to have high quality teachers. In my native country, most of the students, who enters the teacher programs, are students with low grade point averages, because the requirements are so low. In my opinion, this seriously leads to a decline of the overall educational quality. I know for sure that there are some people from my old school, who has entered the teaching programs, and I would never want them to teach my own children. The quaality of the schools also have a lot to do with the funding. Here in the U.S., a lot of the schools' income come from property taxes, which in turn means that there is a great quality difference from school to school. If you live in a wealthy area, you will get better bookds, better paid teachers, better science equipment etc., while if you live in a poverty sticken neighborhood, you might very well attend a school, where all that matters are test scores, as one of Bush's laws "The No Child Left Behind Act", puts more emphasis on test scores than anything else. How is the teacher programs in your country? Do they have high admissions requirements? How is the funding?
• India
9 Apr 07
Well ma'am in India there aren't any stringent policies for recruiting teachers. Anyone who has done some form of education can become teachers especially in the government schools. Thankfully I had the privilage to go to private unaided schools where the teaching is excellent compared to the government ones.However I feel the higher education standards need to be a tad bit better. Otherwise I am quite satisfied.
• India
10 Apr 07
well i think the teachers get appointed without going through any tests and interview.....so nothing much cud be done for ur sis...but n my town or at my school the quality of education always increases....well we were having gr8 faculty staff and each time i asked my principal abt the faculty he said that they r pretty good.....
@funky123 (92)
• India
9 Apr 07
our education system had gone down undoubtedly. There is no quality stuff being teached. Soome times the teachers themselves are not well prepared. And some times students try to studdy even without understanding what is being given. So ultimately when the child growa up, it loses the ability to analyse rationally and is not able to come up to good standards. So the entire system should change. Very knowledgeable teachers and with good teacjing skills must be brought in. But i think this is not gonna happen anytime soon.
@pan_pan (30)
• China
9 Apr 07
don't care much about the basic education, child will learn more during his growth
• India
9 Apr 07
yah i agree with your topic really the quality of education is going down and i m also in class 10 th and i have seen the old books of class 10th only in that many chapters were there which is not there in new books and all that chapters were more tuff. and in new chapters are so simple. i didn't know why they want to pass all the students in exams?
@mesmes (21)
• Indonesia
9 Apr 07
yes, i agree with you. start now or the quality of education too deep down
@FOUZAN_1 (331)
• Pakistan
8 Apr 07
hi there... I dont think that Education's quality has decreased. I think it depends on the student as well that how he educates himself if he is a responsible person.
@goldjay (465)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I have seen a lot of textbook errors in kids school books. I think it is terrilbe that the companies can get away with this. It's even worse that hte teachers do not always recognize the mistakes and correct them for the students. I've seen a teacher teach a child a totaly wrong way to do a math problem where there is no way to get the right answer.
@gsnarayanan (1705)
• India
8 Apr 07
You are right in this . While the general quality of education is going down, there are institutions that charge very heavily to impart quality education. Education has become a sort of business now a days. If one selects a cheaper or free education rute, the quality is lacking.
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
well that is pretty hard on your country.
• Australia
8 Apr 07
You are so right when you say the quality of education is going down. I used to be the manager of a school canteen and was so surprised that the year 7's were unable to read or write. Not all of them, but quite a few of them. I wonder how these kids ever slipped through the system.
@klystron635 (1520)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
I don't want to think that there is a someone who does the degradation of education on purpose. Maybe there are only typographical errors on the book. On the part of the teacher maybe their way of teaching seems easy for them yet hard for the students. We really don't know what behind this errors. But as a citizen then I guess we must also study on ourselves let's not depend the teaching to our teachers and to our government.