Interesting to hear about your experience.
I have understood a few things since my last post and would like to share my thoughts and learnings.
Most schools are a business: Only politician backed schools are issued permissions (liceses etc.) to open. Obviously they look at schools as a demand-supply ratio..and obviously in a country like India demand will always exceed supply, especially if supply is controlled by politicians.
Grab and ghussao (forcefully enter): Education is viewed by most parents as the path to the promiseland. Anything....i mean ANYTHING will be done to secure their childs admission to these schools. Parents hover around schools, some use moral means and others immoral means. Over a period of time, the school staff gets desensitiezed towards parents and their needs, resulting in inaccessibilty of staff and arrogance.
Can you really blame the parents? They just want the best for their kids.
The International school Mirage: By putting a fancy logo (rebranding) and affiliating an institution to an international board (IB or IGCSE) doesnt guarantee a better education. BUT it guarantees a higher fee!
A better education is provided by a good "school leadership", a great quality of "teaching team", an open mind to use innovation in class and whole many things.
Dont get me wrong,..while some International schools are a better education, a lot of them are not.
In conclusion, in an interlinked world that our children will grow up in, a degree is losing importance against passion/ talent. Evolution will always iron conventions. Change is the only constant!