WE have our education system, that is being ridiculed, cursed and sometimes just left alone saying that is going to change. gone are the days we had people all over the world say education and india :thumbsup.. Right now we as parents, are looking at the automated industry and ofcourse the most profitable one at that called education and schooling.. a friend of mine recently said shan, i have not paid this amount for my 4 years of engineering that i pay for my daughter's admission fees for lkg. but still i have my doubts and i am worried.. Now what i read in today's morning papers takes the cake...and i post it here verbatim, Is you child tall enough to qualify for admission in junior KG? Maharaja Agrasen School has specific physical criteria for admission in JKG which includes a minimum height of 95 cm for a three and half year old while the weight should be between 15 kg and 20 kg. These shocking details have come out following a PIL filed in the court on the issue of malpractise in admission process in this school. The school's policy of admitting the kids on these criteria has been questioned in a PIL filed by an NGO, Jagega Gujarat. The PIL has accused various private schools of violating a government circular and Supreme Court guidelines prohibiting interviews and granting admission to kids on basis of the draw system. School authorities have filed an affidavit and defended its practice. "To ascertain whether a child is physically and mentally fit for pre-primary sector, height and weight are measured and further mental alertness is checked as a thumb rule," reads the affidavit, adding that the school does not conduct interviews of children. In a rebuttal, the petitioner NGO dubbed the criteria as wrong and submitted that if scientific approach is adopted, children having less height and weight are not necessarily deficient in mental capability as stated by the school. The petitioner also claimed that this is not permissible as per law. It claimed that while granting admission in primary, the schools do not have a draw system, but select them for their pre-primary section only. Besides, these schools also reserve seats in trustees' quota. The school has opposed these points saying that its trustees do not earn from school and often they donate to offset losses incurred by the school. Seeking dismissal of the PIL, the school stated that such accusations by NGOs might keep its donors away. Hearing on this issue is to take place on Thursday. Now, what about those kids who are short by genetics, do they have some methods that they prescribe to increase their height.:spin People donate to offset losses :rant who are they kidding.. wake up people, today people have lot of information on the click of the button..if the same people boycott these kind of schools, and also raise their voice against them, things may change.. but NO, we never do it, for fear of our child being targetted, losing his marks, and his future.. i know people who sit in the school the previous evening for the application form that is sold at 10.00 in the morning all for a good education (??) No right to education act, or no educated people or awareness is going to help unless we take a step... well open to discussion.....i am sure many of us go through this in the name of admission..