I have just sat down after a long haul of work related stressful day and really started thinking on the thoughts blurring barely below my consciousness today.
We have had TV and before that cinema invented at least half a century ago. Both are powerful mediums in their own rights in their ability to reach people in the remote corners of the villages. Both of these could have been easily employed to teach our kids science, arts, maths and other professional courses much better than third rate institutes and private schools who thrive on expensive tuition and their rigorous entry procedures ( mentality which instills discipline through humiliation, intimidation and general nastiness ) churning out blue blooded white collars demanded by an industrial world.
So, the question today is not why can’t they? The question is why didn’t they?
A few answers spring to my mind?
1. TV programs are dimmed down to only the level of general entertainment to make them easy for manipulation.
2. The private school thrive on providing access to an elite education; a format which would be rendered ineffective if TV was used to start teaching people (Mass education reaching millions of homes at the same time.)