- health risks like Hepatitis, Malaria, and Giardia
- physical abuse
- corporal punishment
- sexual abuse, and
- death (There now have been two extremely unfortunate fatalities at Miri Piri Academy)
And now, another reason: Bad Grammar.
Take a look at the Why Boarding School section of the MPA website and you will understand what I mean. Hastily (and poorly) written by a proud, flag-waving alumnus, it outlines some of the so-called benefits of overseas boarding school. Education however, is referred to not-a-once. I'm not surprised considering the principal is a former Indiakid, has NO formal higher education, and NO education in learning and child development. He was shipped off to India immediately after completing his own school, and there he has been ever since. Sound qualified?
Well, here's to hoping once she gets a degree or two she will learn proper grammar and the merits of proofreading. Hell, it took me a long time too!
On a darker note: I'm sickened that, yes, there are 2nd generation 3HO adults actually choosing MPA for their children.
Have we not learned ANYTHING?