The British government emphasizes English as a medium of instruction in India as they wanted to praise the British conquerors and their regimes. However, the main reason for enforcing the British education system in India was to create a class of anglicized Indians. This was the cleverest way to de-route the future Indian generations from their culture and traditions. Also, Britishers wanted to create the dominance of western culture in the entire Indian subcontinent.
Taking the leap and deciding to study abroad can be exciting, but it may also feel a little intimidating. However, studying abroad can come with many benefits and opportunities, from getting to travel to learning about new cultures. If you think studying abroad could be right for you, here are a few things it may be helpful to consider.
A narrative often fed through pre-teen and teen media is that high school is one of the most damaging and scarring experiences that can happen to a person. I'm not here to totally disqualify that sentiment; for many people, high school is a very unpleasant and traumatising chapter in their lives and I am not writing this article to say those feelings are invalid. I am here to say, however, that high school for me (particularly in the last 2 years) was a time of great enjoyment. That's not to say it didn't take me a while to get there - trust me, I have many a story from my early high school years - but I recognise now how lucky and indebted I am to my high school for the education I recieved and the friends I was able to make. To get more of an understanding of how I got to this place though, we need to start at the very beginning: primary school.
As I walked into the bathroom, I surveyed the damage in the mirror and instantly regretted it. I looked terrible!
We've all seen those posts: "to the seniors that think they are ready to graduate." You know, the posts that praise the experiences you have in high school and discuss all of the things you will miss after you're gone. Well, guess what? Here's an unpopular opinion: High school isn't the greatest time of your life. And it shouldn't be.
High school seems to last an eternity while you’re living it, but in the grand scheme of things, you are only just beginning the rest of your life when you celebrate your high school graduation. It’s the odd stage of life where you are not a child anymore and can legally register to vote or get married, but you’re definitely not an adult yet and have no idea where life will take you next. No matter what happens, never forget that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Make the most of your youth and figure out how to use that brilliant brain of yours to navigate the next steps of your education.
The best way that I know how to describe the true heartbeat of homeschooling is to first compare and contrast the difference between an entrepreneur versus an employee of a company.
The recent years have brought several issues to major news attention. The world is going through climate change at a rate fast enough for it to be called a climate crisis. In some parts of the UK, life expectancy has fallen (Source: BBC). So is it time to reassess what is being taught in British schools, and modernise the content being used in the classroom?
For my final drama class in high school, a few of my friends and I decided to direct the school’s musical of the year. This would start the worst semester of my life, academically and emotionally. We started the semester with the plan to put on Peter Pan Jr. It was an easy musical for the talent level in our class, and we were excited about it. That is, until the issue of the Indians were brought up. This is obviously a very racist depiction of Native American people, and we had a few ideas, some of which were making the Indians another group of Lost Boys, or scrapping them all together. We ultimately decided that we couldn’t do Peter Pan, and it was back to the drawing board.
Allow me to start by clarifying my expertise in this matter. I am a former police officer and a medical professional. I have degrees in criminal psychology, criminal justice, emergency management, and public administration. I own a security, preparedness, and safety consulting and contracting firm. I specialize in mass shootings for schools and hospital, and medical facility and large complex safety. That being said, I have noticed there are some places that are not eager to seek the services and or training needed to make themselves better served to protect their students, patients, and patrons. They all share the common thought, that it can't happen to them. Unfortunately, we live in a time when there are no more impossibilities.
In the midst of the political, religious and economic issues that plague our everyday lives, there is another issue that requires attention: educational equity. I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts on Spotify called The Daily. For those who don’t know what I’m referring to, The Daily is political podcast that focuses on local and national political issues from The New York Times.On April 2, 2019, in NYC, headlines were made about specialized high school admissions. It was stated that out of approximately 850 students that were accepted to specialized high schools, about seven or nine of them were African American. This led me to revisit old memories about my own encounters with specialized admissions and discuss whether it requires a major overhaul, and if so, how can it go about.