Vidur Pandit Posted about 4 years ago Democratic Education I agree with the opinion that children may not be able to pick what is good for them right from the beginning. I think that it needs to be a collaborative effort to create an environment where we can offer more options to our children. Today's curriculum, especially in the Indian system, does not give any choice to our students. Everybody learns the same stuff. If all our students are forced to learn the same stuff and think in the same way, how do we ever innovate? Our students need creative freedom to chose what they want to pursue and what they don't want to. I also think that ranking is important because it instills a sense of competition and motivates our children to do better. What I am not ok with is the unnecessary importance ranking is given in every aspect of an educational system. I know of many people who are leading successful lives even though they were not top rankers at school.