Are the schools in your country demanding fees?
June 30, 2020 9:43pm CST
The latest hot topic all over our country is regarding the school fees..most of the schools are bothering the parents to deposit the school fess inspite of the fact that the schools have been closed since March and till now there isn't any scope of reopening. Daily new videos are getting uploaded on the social media sites regarding school harrasment of parents. Even I think demanding full fees in unjustified. They should give a concession in the tution fess. Online classes are not a substitute for the Physical classes at all. What is the status of the education business in your country?
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• Bangalore, India
We have paid the fees. Yes you can skip transport fees. No school is demanding that. But schools have to pay salary to teachers, non teaching staff and people like bus driver, peon, helpers etc. It's not ethical for parents to not pay the fees.
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• Agra, India
Really..but I don't think so. What makes teachers special that they should get their full fess. Every employee is facing a salary cut. The schools should understand the plight of the parents who are out of job or facing salary cut off. Online classes aren't and can never be a substitute to physical classes. The schools aren't running. No electricity bills..no other maintainance at present. They should give some concession at least. Demanding full fees is what all parents should object and this is what is happening all around. So many protests coming up.daily
• Bangalore, India
@amitkokiladitya It will depend on the school where your child goes. The school where I work and where my children go have lands and buildings on lease. They have 150 non teaching staff who need to be paid. We are not taking transport fees but paying salary to our 30 bus drivers. Also the lease of these big schools run in lakhs and crores. And teachers salary is not cur because online classes is more tedious for us than physical classes. We have to work on more logistics.Yes for playschool and lower classes we can understand but for higher classes teachers are working extra time as they have to split classes into batches. And lower grade teachers are as such paid in peanuts for the amount of effort they put. Cutting their salary further would be unethical. Have you ever thought of paying a pre school teacher a decent salary otherwise. Parents can not handle their single child for few hours and she has to take care of a full class. I wish there was a demand by parents to pay them more for phyiscal classes when they are thinking of cutting down their salary now. And as for job cut and salary cut for parent goes maybe the genuine cases can be taken into account. But as far as I know children going to decent schools have parents who are capable of paying the full fees.
• United States
No harassment here. My grandson attends a pricey enough as it is school, but they offered excellent online learning. Not so for my granddaughter’s public school. She signed up and was accepted at a private online school and placed in the gifted and talented program for a hefty fee.
@amitkokiladitya those courses that need to be pursued may be the occupations that need to just sit on a chair and doing paper stuff. nursing and engineering are some occupations that should be excluded because they need OTJ trainings.
This semester we barely got to come to campus. And then lockdown from March till May. Well, sure the lockdown been eased. But, they still not encourage students to come back to campus. Most students hoping that the university will at least extend or bring the fees to cover for next semester.... Nope. Not gonna happen. And we feel like this semester fees are burned, just like that.
Lots of parents are complaining about it and online classes is not good according to me. Something in our country i dont understand how they ask to others to pay fees as they not giving their staff to salary. if you take fees then give full salary to staff too.
Public schools in Japan don't have fees. Private ones can ask to pay because you have chosen to have your child attend that school. I know about five of our students dropped out at the end of April because we said we would finish the year online.