English medium schools had to compete against these very old, almost ivy league institutions, they started by offering something that these old Marathi schools could not – a new look, new teaching methods from the global market, in some cases even those lesson plans and activities in the classroom.
They made more propaganda, threw in lots of marketing keywords, which made little or no sense, and a professional learning environment. It wasn’t the medium of instruction which helped English medium schools – though it has been interpreted that way. It was the system of organized teaching.
As all this was happening, the government run and government aided Marathi medium schools were still stuck in the past. The teachers were extremely secure in their jobs since the infinite rules and red tape made it impossible to monitor their efficiency and performance. They did not feel the need to deliver good education in the classroom. Good teaching was not mandatory.
Government schools were delivering so poorly for so long that even the illiterate and uneducated parents didn’t want to buy in. There was simply no future for the children learning there as there was no learning being delivered! As no one could change the way their classrooms were, parents chose to not be associated with them altogether. They chose to admit their children in private schools.
As this has started happening lesser and lesser kids are going to Marathi medium schools. And since the parents are paying for it anyway, why not an “English school” which would magically change the child’s future altogether, or so they think?