Challenging the School

The school as an institution has met with dissent from children, thinkers, teachers, poets and people across social and geographical cross sections. This is best illustrated in the classic story of the caged parrot by Rabindranath Tagore.Many others time and again have articulated strong negative sentiments against this institution in the form of poems, articles, quotes, testimonies etc. Tagore’s reasons for starting a school captures the sentiment succinctly.

poems against the school

articles against the school

quotes against the school

testimonies of unschoolers

an indian father’s plea

learning the student role