Expense Account, Mint
Why do we send our kids to school? Silly question. But let’s examine it. The education route that takes one out of poverty and backwardness is well signposted. Those outside the comfortable dome of a base level of income and lifestyle look at education as the entry ticket. Therefore the almost fanatical focus on schooling of upwardly mobile urban informal sector workers, usually first-generation migrants, to put their kids through school. They spend on getting tuitions, on books on anything that will get the child into the next level of social and economic life. For them the result of success is just across the lane, in the upmarket residential enclaves they service.