The education system has changed a lot in past decade. Literacy rate is increasing day by day but some dogmas still continue to exist especially in the developing nations. One of such dogma is; teacher is always right. Kids who question their teachers are mostly humiliated in the classroom.
Although we live in the age of information and technology where we have many sources to expand the horizon of our knowledge, we still blindly believe in our teachers thinking; “गुरुर्ब्रह्मा ग्रुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुः साक्षात् परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः ॥ ” The quoted text is originally from Veda which is interpreted as “Guru is creator Brahma; Guru is preserver Vishnu; Guru is also the destroyer Siva and he is the source of the Absolute. I offer all my salutations to the Guru”. The scripture is right but the guru or teacher we worship is wrong.
How can a biased teacher be creator of better human race? How can a teacher who never acknowledges his weak students be a preserver? How can a teacher who himself is trapped in dogmas destroy the wrong beliefs?
So, should we believe in such teachers blindly?
It’s hard for a teachers to maintain the status quo of omniscient and infallible. However, there’s no obligation for a teachers to maintain such status.
They can act less like gods and more like human beings and promote a better learning environment. This will benefit both students and teachers.