The gender story

The gender story

The gender story

Parents’ concerns

Interactions with parents from several cities echoed a general concern—schools need to be less commercial and more focused on giving practicaloriented knowledge to students so that they become complete individuals. There was an honest confession, too—parents impose a lot of their wishes on students. The fragmentation of joint families and working parents are counterproductive to a child’s growth as a well-rounded individual, they explained. Parents also feel that schools need to create an atmosphere where students can play real outdoor games and not video games.

Graphic by Ahmed Raza Khan & Uttam Sharma/Mint

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