Headline Jan 16, 2016/ ''' **EDUCATIONAL** - CHRYSANTHEMUMS '''

''' **EDUCATIONAL** - 


VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD -parents and policy makers take it for granted that  *smaller classes are better classes*.

In the past few years, the governments of the United States, Britain, Holland, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and China  -to name just a few   -have all taken major steps to reduce the size of their classes.

When the governor of California announced sweeping plans to reduce the size of his state's classes,  his popularity doubled within three weeks
Inside of a month, 20 other governors had announced plans to follow suit-

And within a month and a half, the White House announced class size reduction plan of its own. To this day  77%  of Americans think that it makes more sense to use taxpayers to lower class sizes than to raise teachers' salaries.

Do you know how few things  77 percent of the Americans agree on?

The Developing World  is the youth. This is something you will hear ever so often,  mainly because the median-age is around  25 and coming down fast. And over 77% of the population is below 33.

However, despite these claims, the  Youth/Students  have little or zero say in mainstream politics or national issues. The youth/students are hardly represented.

IN THE YOUTH OF THE DEVELOPMENT WORLD  !WOW! see hope for great and masterly change. !WOW! discerns  them as impressionable, very open to ideas, and willing to accept most readily that things need to be drastically different.

It is on these youths/students that the optimism delights

The Developing World education system is a problem that can be fixed, pronto. It directly and squarely affects the future of these countries, impacts almost every single family.

Still, nothing happens because the very culture of these countries hates change. 
**Because change means sticking your neck out and that, ironically,
is something we are taught not to do so**.

There are two main problems : one, the supply of college seats and two, the actual course content of intent behind education.

The first issue is about the supply of A-grade institutions and the number of A-grade potential students. With many millions of students taking the class XII exam each year.

AND WITH that, I return to the Educational Chrysanthemums in the Developing World, and list the fifth reason incontinuation of the last post.

Five, a controversial sinister reason: the hidden benefits of illiteracy to politicians. Illiterate people, writes researcher and author, Bhagat are useful when it comes to maintaining vote banks and keeping scam parties going.

If everyone was well educated, would any government get away with daily breaking scams? The politicians keep saying, ''People vote for us, hence our actions are justified.'

If everybody in the developing world understood what happened, could the loot and plunder continue?

So while there may not be a deliberate strategy to keep people illiterate, there is no burning passion or political incentive to make the developing world educated either. And politicians only work on incentives, not out of the goodness of their hearts.

This problem will not go away. It will get worse. If today millions by millions aren't being educated well, how will they get proper jobs tomorrow? Won't the education crisis translate into a far scarier job crisis in the years ahead. 

Or are these nations happy that their kids should remain poor forever?

Thus can be fixed. Primary education has to be vast enough in scale and scope to be seen as a utility such as power or telecom. The most modern techniques, thinking strategy and education are needed on a massive scale to educate the students.

Ideally, just as with a few power utilities, the effort should be privatized, maybe on a semi-subsidized basis. In any case, if the education is worth it, people pay for it.

Course materials have to be brutally revamped to bring them in sync with the modern world. Rural schools need Internet connectivity even more than big-city ones.

These are things that you all. should demand from the leaders of  your respective countries.

The Developing World students care about education. It is only a matter of collective will and a few great leaders to make this happen. It should not require a fast or a dharna or yatra or anti-politician slogans.

When something is a dire need for survival and it is sensible, it just should be done straight off. For this is what educated people do.

And do we call ourselves educated?

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the Developing World. See`Ya all on !WOW!  :

''Will And Hope '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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