Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Experiments that are doomed to fail

Sometimes, you know a scheme is going to fail. And yet, since the intentions behind it are good, you are slightly sad when proved right.

A year back, when the government made it mandatory that all private schools take on students from poor families, I knew the experiment would fail. A school implemented it, and found that despite their best intentions, they just couldn't cope. The kids who were given admission may well have to leave- their dream snatched away after seeming to come true.

Why couldn't the government have listened to people who knew, and put their effort elsewhere?
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Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - So often, I think, governments make decisions based on studies, reports and so on that do not have a human face to them. They don't listen to the people who will have to live with their decisions.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And many officials have lost touch with reality.

Deb and Barbara said...

So unfortunate!

Chuck said...

A blind eye turned just to try and be equalizers. Doesn't always work.

slommler said...

Again with the good intentions...when will they learn!! There are always consequences and no one seems to learn from them!
Such a shame for the kids!

kmckendry said...

It is sad when good intentions go awry!

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