Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What makes a day good or bad...

Children not responding to the marble jar, 5th standard teacher not appearing and half of that class sitting in mine, RC diagnostic that makes no sense to no one, 1 hour in the traffic to cover a distance of 3 kms, words pulled out from the wall... I'm wondering whether my first sense of negativity lead to everything else crashing down. But, hey! I cannot possibly have impacted the universe so much with my thoughts to have created a traffic jam and make the 5th std. teacher not appear, to mention a few. Or do each of us have a personal Murphy who ensures that things to go wrong when they can?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

One day all MCGM teachers will send their own children to MCGM schools

As much as I love this line that Ashish Singh penned down as our vision for the MCGM project, I was yanked back to reality today when one teacher explained to me why she was urging a parent to send her child to a private school. So, apparently the child in question was so bright that she shouldn't be wasted in a municipal school like ours. And this coming from a teacher who is supposed to be directly correlated to the definition of education, was disheartening to say the least. I'm just wondering about whom these schools are supposed to cater too? The lowly and destitute are too downtrodden to instruct their children to value education (so I've heard) and hence they don't have a future as it is and the brighter ones should go some place else so they are saved!

But I do realise that the teacher had the best interest of that child at heart and that's what makes this so dreadful! And I'm going to come back a full circle and admit that that's the very reason the vision makes so much sense!