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chandra thiagarajan


The Progress in Today's Education


The hand that feeds is bit
The preceptor who knowledge imparts
Is snubbed, slighted and twit
This is the progress in today’s education.

Good qualities are not sought
Righteousness to the back seat receded
Right knowledge is not got
This is the progress in today’s education.

Character is confined to books
The mind is totally polluted
Morality is not for them—crooks
This is the progress in today’s education.

All actions are based on selfishness
Little thought for other persons
Ethics is lost in the air with fullness
This is the progress in today’s education.

People seek luxurious life –very good
They look about for power and position
They are in quest of wealth as they would
This is the progress in today’s education!

Submitted: Monday, June 10, 2013
Edited: Monday, June 10, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 33,905 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (6/21/2013 9:11:00 AM)

    As far as the Education is concerned it should be equal abyss has been created by the present education policy and no one thinks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ambrosia A (6/17/2013 11:54:00 PM)

    So very true Chandra. The way they are trained makes them only literates and fail to be real educated. No humanity.....only race behind money and power. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 421 Points Shahzia Batool (6/16/2013 2:32:00 PM)

    A topsy-turvy situation is going on, and so many factors can be held responsible for this siuation, teachers are underpaid overburdened beings, unable to give time to their own kids even; the approach has been very materialistic, and not towards imparting quality education, women play the role of bread-earners too, so they are not expected to focus on the grooming of the children's personalities. if any education is left anywhere, so media is there to annihilate all the positive struggles in a few moments...media effects, down economy, high social pressures are all the reasons of this PROGRESS in the field of education! ! ! you are strong in innuendo here! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,424 Points Somanathan Iyer (6/16/2013 3:41:00 AM)

    A very nice poem. flaws are pointed out. But it is the individual who grasps the content. He takes only that suits his needs, which is supported unlike earlier times. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,974 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/14/2013 12:06:00 AM)

    certain percentage of the comfortable youth think that luxury is their birth right, while the economically deprived with good common sense still work hard and try to excel in life. I admire all those hard working soon to be adults. a concerned poem and well written.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,551 Points Hans Vr (6/13/2013 2:45:00 AM)

    Very right Chandra, In many places education is all focused on getting A's only and nothing much more.
    Our youth is in very much need of inspiration.
    Good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,273 Points Patricia Grantham (6/12/2013 3:22:00 PM)

    Sometimes it seem that education is taking a giant step backwards. The
    more you know the better it is seems to be the norm now. That is
    not the case always. A good education is important thats's true.
    But it is more important to use it in a way to the betterment of society
    and not to laud it in a way as to promote injustice. An excellent write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,580 Points Valsa George (6/11/2013 1:00:00 AM)

    Education is not merely a question of getting grades! It is about creating an environment which reinforces the concepts of self discipline, human values and the acceptance of personal responsibility! A poem exposing the limitations and degadation of present day education! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,543 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/10/2013 2:06:00 PM)

    There is so much of progress today. What use is progress if morality and ethics are absent. We need a major reform in society. Thanks for bringing all the frustration in beautiful poem. We need to address all these issues urgently through our educational system. (Report) Reply

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