Originally posted by seoulbeats
How can you be so sure unless you try it? Students still have the very same syllabus, very same school exams and the very same annoying teachers and homework to cope up with. What I am just saying is that entrance exams should replace boards and that does not mean that the students will be under-trained in anyway.
We did try it already, didn't we? CCE is the single biggest thing that tampered with our well functioning education system. Results are there for all to see. Students are not at all stressed but they are not any more educated as well. Doing so in the 12th boards too will of course lead to having similar results. The same syllabus, the same teachers, the same homework is all there but the students aren't putting in the same level of handwork because of CCE.
The teachers announce all the important questions in the class (important ones mean the ones which will feature in your exam) and students learn just them. Some marks are allocated to project work which basically students coy from internet or their friends (there is no scope for development there)
Why do you think there is a sudden, dramatic jump in number of high scorers? Because of a system that doesn't educate our students the way they should have been.
Secondly, you are talking about unemployment as if it is an total alien subject in the present scenario.
Unemployment is not an alien concept at all. On contrary, it is very prevalent in our country. So why should we take up steps to increase it even further.
In the end it all boils down to this- At what price?
See, people commit suicide for personal reasons which may vary from hopelessness, loneliness and intolerance of situation.
People commit suicide in the name of love so should we do away with love to?
That's no solution, is it?
Loneliness is a total different scenario and it is not a part of the topic we are discussing here. We cant allow students burdened with pressure to commit suicide just because the love sick people commit suicide too, can we?
Mostly students commit suicide not because of the pressure education imposes on them but because of the pressure parents and relatives impose on them.
Does not work when you have to cope up with two different types of syllabus in the same year and ace at both. That is too much work.
No gains without pains. Entrance exams have always existed for students of science and arts fields. Commerce students too can take that in.It's not to much work actually because a portion of the syllabus you study in school will also feature in your entrance examination.
Coaching classes are not a waste of money?
Why to take coaching classes if the student can learn the same thing at school?
Why do people take tuition if they study the same thing at school?
Why cant they just come up with a common syllabus so that the child does all the learning at school and does not have to waste hours travelling and in coaching classes?
Boards set up a base for further studies and even entrance examination. But if both are to have the same syllabus what is the point of giving them separately? It's like giving two papers of same subject, having the same syllabus.