A really nice article by Arindam Chaudhuri titled – “Those are parents who are ruining childhood for a few marks more!“. Here are some excerpts –
All I can assure you is that I wish there were a correlation between getting 90% in school boards and having a better life at 40. Unfortunately, there isn’t! Of course, there is a relation between being uneducated and not doing great. And similar is the relation between being educated and doing well. But education is not about getting 90%. It’s about being a great son, daughter, wife, husband, mother or father… It’s about reading books and becoming more cultured. It’s about being a positive influence in the society. It’s about being constructively employed and creatively spending your energies. It’s about the will to achieve and succeed. And all this can be achieved equally well by any average student as by a 90 percenter.
I wholeheartedly agree with him. I feel it so intensely especially when it is time for S.S.C. or H.S.C. results and poor students often get judged purely based on their percentage in these exams. How I really wish more parents could understand this?