Finally, you got in-hold by your children’s school for next decade.. In my opinion, Private School is mafia like other mafias are working in our country.
Have you ever experienced that your kids school had an empathy with you? Did they ever spend a day without sending you notification, reminder calls for any dues or delay in the fee? Have you ever noticed that how many times in the year they actually value for your child? Do they bother to work on counseling of your child?
Apart from a detailed complaint with the education system like teaching old methods, trying to teach them the stuff which is not going to effect in their life at all. The teaching method been adopted by private schools is like pushing stuff to the children without making them understand anything. The main focus is to complete the semester despite of anything. You are completely clueless what is going on in the classroom between your child & teacher. They hardly communicate with you besides a PTM twice or thrice a year just to make sure that School do care for your child to justify the fee & annual charges they are going to take from you.
Talking to the principal, administration or Director of school is like meeting with a Chief Minister, they behave like they hardly know you and make you guilt for every bad happening in the school with giving you a perfect perception of a perfect school on earth. They have every policy written in their own document which they actually show you when you are in serious trouble or in concern otherwise you have no access on their policies. This is their wish to send you the notification or not about holidays or any other extra curriculum activity held in the school, all they have is a facebook which you are force to follow for the upcoming notifications. This is your problem.
The most active department in the school is Accounts Department where you actually forget every concern you have for your kids because you are a defaulter until you pay the whole dues and they gonna talk to you like KE talks to you after paying all the bills. Even if you pass one more day after a due date, they gonna give you a penalty as well and the follow up with parent at this stage is phenomenal and you start thinking that schools atleast know you very well. Otherwise, they don’t have your database or contact information when it comes to communicate with you.
They have so many ideas to do a small scale business inside the school to grab more money from parents, in the name of extra curriculum activities, from project designing to displaying them in the internal exhibition with some food box will make you surprise with the rates of a small disposable biryani plate for Rs.190/- each. They have thousands of business ideas and I think, students can focus on these ideas and can become an entrepreneur in early stage. They can tolerate you as far as you are a good paymaster and you have all the privilege to misbehave with others.
At the time of increment in the fees, they even don’t bother you to announce, they just put it in the voucher which actually you have to pay within the due date. Recently, a news of Summer Vacation fee was roaming around social media and we as parent are clueless how to cope with this situation when you been treated like a defaulter and you get threatened that “ok you may take your child out from the school, we have a clear policy and we can’t do this” an amazing part of this situation is when your van wala says June July ki fees de do.
We as parents need to join hands with each other or make sort of parents association where parents can resolve their issues to handle their matters and communicate with this mafia. Very soon, the education system in the world is going to disrupt and one day we will laugh about what we have done with your previous generations.