I have been observing for some time now about enquiries for school. Every one want to put their ward in DAV, SBOA or such schools only. Nobody thinks of a good school in their area, just near their homes so that children need not travel long distance. Even those who are planning to shift from abroad prefer such schools, even though they are used to lighter syllabi abroad. As far as I have heard, almost all schools are working the same way.All the students are sent to tuitions, to very result giving tutors, paying a hefty fees there also over and above the school fees. Most of the well known schools literally sieve the students, they retain only children who are able to gain marks over 92%. Most of them do not even retain their old students in the higher classes, even though the children score 85%. This time, there was total confusion regarding admissions in the DAV-Mugappair. The parents of students who had passed 10th std filed a case, requesting admission in Plus 1 for their children in the same school. The case was won and the school had to admit all the chilren from 10th and could not take children from outside. The ruling is that whatever the mark of the student, he should be admitted in the same school for Higher sec. also, if he wishes so. Every where the student is the same, some aggressive, some studious , good bad etc. The capacity of the student is all that matters, doesn't it? Whichever be the school, the student will get admission in colleges only if they get good marks. Then why this craze for these schools? I welcome all of you to contribute your expereinces and views.