Monday, October 24, 2011

Another brick in the wall

“We don’t need no education, We don’t need no thought control… Teachers leave us kids alone.”
Comfortably ensconced in India’s top b-school, we took pride in treating this as our Anthem. Not just us- generations of students forming the intellectual elite have taken perverse pleasure in shouting out the lyrics- pretending for all it is worth that they are who they are despite their education, not because of it.
And yet, for the multitudes, education is but a dream. They know classrooms without teachers; lessons need to be self-taught or unlearnt. They’d welcome dark sarcasm in the classroom, for sure!
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drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

5 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - You make, as ever, an eloquent point. education is a real treasure and should be a right, not a privilege. It's so important to remember just how valuable learning and knowing are...

Vishant Pachisia said...

I have been reading really few blogs, and whenever I come across yours, I feel you're so awesome to explain a whole story in just about 100 words. :)

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SueAnn said...

Yes! Education is a treasure for sure and our teachers are the crowing jewels!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Chuck said...

Since you are quoting one of my all-time favorite bands and my all-time favorite album of theirs...I couldn't agree with you more.

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