Sorry, children are not jam bottles to be ranked. Millions of beautiful children cannot be ranked by the retrograde yardstick of the CBSE board.
We refuse to validate a fundamentally broken education system by garlanding its winners. The CBSE board is an absolute lottery, its measurements are hollow and it is destructive to all children’s mental health.
If you get lucky today, keep it to yourself! Find yourself better things to boast about.
And if you don’t, let us get a few things clear-
The board exams may be a rigged assessment, but they do matter. They will determine which college you land up at. But please know, it doesn’t have to work like that for all of us. You have no damn reason to be heartbroken or disappointed.
And today, we are glad to be offering more than mere empathy. We have built for you a platform to normalise the idea of not doing well in an unwell system, and promoting alternative ways of learning and thriving.
You can login to the platform to find out about universities that look for much more than the digits you’ll receive today. You can use the platform to get free guidance about self-designing a learning journey for yourself.
You can also read powerful stories of those who didn’t have to rely on one certificate to thrive in life. With UnBoard, we are also calling organisations and businesses to open their doors to self-educated people.
Please share, engage and talk about the idea of #UnBoard at your home, with your teachers and friends. It is indeed time that we changed the rules of the game.
Originally published here.