It also shows the disconnect that teachers have with students. The days when teachers commanded respect and in turn loved their wards and encouraged them, are long gone. And so has the emphasis on morals and discipline in the younger classes.
if you had blamed the violence on violent movies, video games or tv, it would have made some sense. the kid is 15 year old and he is not eligible to vote in the elections. i must appreciate your ingenuity in finding the political motives for the teacher's murder. it also shows your disconnect with reality as well.
The atmosphere of educational institutions has been vitiated beyond retrieval in many states in the country. That it has happened in Tamil Nadu makes news. So TN is going the way many other states have gone, where education has become politics only.There was a time when teachers could tame aggressive students without any fear. Then it started waning. And now it has disappeared.As a former academician I have seen it all. At times I feel I could have experienced such sad incidents had I not shifted to civil services long back. Such incidents are fuelled by political patronage. Political parties need violent youth for their rallies and election management.They incite children to attack their teachers and principals under solid and effective assurance that no action will be taken against them. They secure for such student happy examination results by unethical means, influence and misuse of authority. Such small successes make perfect criminals of innocent youth, who remain obliged to their master for the whole life.It is these elements who indulge in acts of ragging costing new comers their life. Teachers enjoy no security- rather they are always at the mercy of the CM/education minister/education bureaucracy.It is only innocent teachers who would go to the extent Ms Maheswari has gone as others have become wiser by experience. Today's youth is becoming violent due to pampering, patronage and politics. No stern action will be taken by the state authorities. If they take some action, the justice system will provide reprieve to this boy. We are practising misplaced sympathies by showing mercy to such criminality among the youth.