Wake up government school teachers, or else you will be out of work soon, warns an essay in a book
There are clear cut warnings from the educators, and communities and scholars to the government schools all over the world that unless there is an improvement in the qualities of schools, they are likely to fade away. This a wakeup call for the government school teachers and teacher unions to work hard for qualitative improvement in their schools and convince the public about the value and importance of government schools.
Milli Pierce, in her essay "The 20th Century
Principal" warns the teaching community that the failure to improve
the government sector schools will put both the teachers and teacher
unions 'out of business.'
The education in the government schools is meant
for all children, and if these schools 'fail to improve
dramatically, the only students there will be those who have nowhere
else to go.' That's the future of government schools predicted by
Milli in her essay published in the book with the same title and
edited by her and DL Staplton.
A further blow to the low performing government
school system is going to come all over the world as many governments
are toying with ideas of educational voucher and tax credits leading
to the privatisation of school education in a big way.
In India, a trend of setting up private schools
has already started and instances of private-public partnerships for
elementary education have increased. Even the implications of Right
to Education Act have not been understood by both government teachers
and the administration. It seems that the warnings of Milli are
The book, published by Harvard Education Press,
strikes a serious note of warning by telling government schools to
'respond to the children and communities they serve or they will be
replaced by charter schools, parochial schools or private academies.'