Recently I received this letter from Mr. Nitya Matthai, my old school teacher at Lawrence School, Lovedale (Tamil Nadu). Mr. Matthai has been teaching at Lovedale for 35 years now..I post this letter for the benefit of fellow teachers in the Indian schools.
To begin with, the police are visiting various schools armed with a 78-point advisory issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The guidelines include access control, camera cover, background verification of employees, perimeter security and restricted vehicular movement around schools.
"The student count stood at 1,400-1,500 till the 70s. Even in 2007 we had 200 students. The rapid decline in numbers started since then. I and my teachers use our time outside the classroom going around in the school's neighbourhood and asking parents to send their wards to our school. Some parents said they would do so from the next session."
"Research says that a student who has focus on learning process rather than “getting through tests” retains information longer and is a better performer." says By B.Tulasi, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Christ University Bangalore
There are vast differences in high schools in India and the USA. Here, we are a new nation where literacy is catching up. There is more emphasis on compulsory subjects like maths and science. This, says this observer of the US education scene, leads to more software engineers