the most depressing thing I’ve read in a while that all the more reinforces my desire to get out of Singapore asap. call me a quitter but I’m not going to sit around and wait until I’m close-to-sucked dry by the locality here.
So, old men have been making some interesting noises:
From the article Tuition Culture has to go, say MPs reported by Today Online.
“Despite government efforts, Singaporeans still have the mentality that getting good grades is the ticket to securing good jobs and a bright future, MPs noted.”
I wonder what efforts the MPs are referring to here. What exactly is the problem that the government thinks needs fixing? Lots of amateur laymen shooting their mouths off proposing solutions in Parliament — why does everyone think that problems in the education system need to be fixed with education policy? How about labour policy? The article brings up a number of possibilities, but I suspect that the government is having too much fun playing amateur problem-solver to successfully identify what the real problem is.
(1): Tuition is the problem – shouldn’t be necessary to get good grades.
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