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Story of The Animal School : It tells a lot

Here is a Beautiful Story by George Reavis. Read it and it will tell lot about the present scenario of Education and what is the problem ‘Jigyasa‘ wants to fight.


Once upon a time, the animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of “a new world”.  So they organised a school.  They adopted an activity curriculum consisting of running, climbing, swimming and flying.  To make it easier to administer, all the animals took all the subjects.

The duck was excellent at swimming.  In fact, he was better than his instructor, but he made only passing grades in flying and was very poor at running.  Since he was slow in running, he had to stay after school, and also drop swimming in order to practice running.  This was kept up until his feet were badly worn, and he became only average in swimming. But average was acceptable in school, so nobody worried about that, except the duck.

The deer started at the top of the class in running, but had a nervous breakdown because of so much extra work in swimming.   The squirrel was excellent in climbing until he developed frustration in the flying class, where his teacher made him start from the ground up instead of from the treetop down.  He also developed a hernia from over-exertion and then got C in climbing and a D in running.

The eagle was a problem child, and was disciplined severely.  In the climbing class, he beat all the others to the top of the tree, but insisted on using his own way to get there.

At the end of the year, an abnormal eel that could swim exceedingly well,  and also run, climb and fly a little, had the highest average and was top of the class.

The moles stayed out of school, and fought the rates because the Governors would not add digging and burrowing to the curriculum.  They apprenticed their children to a badger and later joined the rabbits and the lemmings to start a successful private school.

Does this Story tell something to you…

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