What’s wrong with the family Committee

is famous for its education background, overseas returnees’ background, senior management positions, car comparison, house comparison and resources comparison Recently, the campaign of a class’s family Committee in a foreign language primary school in Pudong, Shanghai has aroused heated discussion.

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were elected by the family Committee of a class, which caused the public opinion to be boisterous and surprising. In the middle of this, those bright and blind qualifications, rich family background, and heavy background resources may indeed become the slots of the public, but fundamentally speaking, I’m afraid it also lies in the general anxiety of fairness and justice caused by this.

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when all kinds of “hardware” and “software” are openly put in front of people, many people’s first feeling is not fair and just, but just the opposite. Why? Very simply, if these situations are true, once these parents enter the family Committee and dominate the public affairs of the class, will there be a situation of “kidnapping” the class teacher or even kidnapping the school? According to daily experience, since these parents are so omnipotent, the school often does not want them. As a matter of fact,

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have shown the meaning of contributing “resources” implicitly or explicitly. Such expression may be regarded as parents’ wishful thinking, but it is also parents’ understanding of the school’s intention. In reality, it’s not uncommon for parents to give what they can to the school to “drive away”. Almost every parent has a personal experience, from helping the class to print materials, to contributing money, to donating money and so on. It can be seen that the emphasis on “having resources” clearly has a solid foundation.

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, once the “resources” are put into practice, the school will naturally repay the students and give them opportunities that originally belonged to public resources, etc. to teach each other privately, and more to the children whose parents are members of the family Committee. If so, will there be opportunities for other children? It can be seen from

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that such a campaign of family committee is just a real game of interests blending in the name of democratic election. The more open it is, the more “careful thinking” and scary it will be. It’s not that we can’t compete, but we need to find out what the competition is. It is not entirely against parents’ support for school work, but to make clear what can be supported and what is not. We should be vigilant against any act of non separation between public and private interests or of using the public to help the private.

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from a deeper and broader background, the reason why this event caused the general resonance of the public is also closely related to the alienation of the school family committees in various regions. In many schools, the family Committee has become the appendage, furnishing and tool of the school. It is only the teacher’s order and the school’s intention. It totally deviates from the purpose of “participating in school management and supervision” proposed in the outline of national medium and long term education reform and development plan (2010-2020). Such a family committee can only lead to more parents’ rejection. How can the relationship between

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be more harmonious? It is not that parents should obey everything, but that parents and schools should communicate on an equal platform, and the family committee can act as this platform. Of course, the premise is that the family committee can represent the wishes of most parents. This requires that, even in elections, the demands of most parents should be fully considered, and those parents who are able to participate in school management and supervision should be selected. This not only requires schools not to interfere with the election of the family Committee, but also a test for parents.

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want to make every child enjoy fair and quality education, not only referring to the teaching process, but also including family education, the interaction between parents and schools, and to what extent our education can resist the influence of vulgar social atmosphere.

by Hu Yinbin (media commentator)

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