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II 2. What is the nature of today's education?

Today’s education process is quite unwilling to emphasise Dharmic living. It lays no stress on morals.
Sathya Sai Baba, 8 Mar 1981
 
Today’s education gives the students knowledge only about the external world.
Sathya Sai Baba, 20 Nov 2001
 
Education too has no life-line, now; it does not ensure the skills and attitudes essential to live a life of peace and contentment. It is not ‘full,’ nor does it function in a comprehensive manner, taking all the needs and goals into its orbit. It is satisfied now with cramming books, reproducing from memory, research into trivialities and awarding degrees which mean nothing special. And, its products parade their purposelessness, shouting that God is dead and that virtue is a superstition.
Sathya Sai Baba, 25 Jul 1975
 
Today’s education is devoid of culture and is like a counterfeit coin. Even a beggar does not accept a counterfeit coin. Then how can experienced and intelligent people accept such education?
Sathya Sai Baba, 20 Nov 2001
 
The real purpose of schooling is ignored now by parents and teachers. Parents wish that their sons and daughters must secure a University Degree, by hook or crook, because it is a status symbol. Teachers wish that a high percentage of their pupils must pass the examination, without giving them any bother while teaching, or while not teaching!
Sathya Sai Baba, 2 Mar 1970
 
Today, students are below the senses. They are becoming slaves to the senses. This is not proper education. You must become a “Master of Senses”, not merely a “Master of Science”. You must make the senses your servants. You should not become a servant of the senses.
Sathya Sai Baba, 20 Nov 2002
 
Teachers are concerned now only with the percentage of passes; so, they teach only answers to questions, which according to their guesses will appear at the examination. It is all a gamble.Subjects in the curriculum are not taught, fully and well. The pupils forget what they have crammed for the occasion; they are none the better, even if they are declared 'passed.' Their brains become empty once they have poured out the contents on the answer papers.
Sathya Sai Baba, 2 Mar 1970
 
When the degree is conferred, everyone believes that the student is the master of those subjects. So, teachers deceive the public, if they do not teach the entire subject, and students deceive the public if they do not get the subject imprinted on their minds, ever available for use.
Sathya Sai Baba, 2 Mar 1970
 
A good mind is a god-mind. The degeneration in education is indicated by the change in addressing a student as "good boy" in olden days, to "Bye-bye" at present.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Jul 1994
 
Now, the children are the masters; they dictate terms; if they get poor marks, the parents declare war against the unfortunate teacher who cannot inflict even the slightest punishment on the pupil. That is why the standard of teaching and learning has fallen so low today.
Sathya Sai Baba, 18 Apr 1966
 
We find today that, the man who is most highly educated is the very person who is most discontented and unhappy. Then, what is the gain from all the study he has made of books and of men and things?
Sathya Sai Baba, 20 Dec 1958