12 Jul '12, 6am

Inequality in education, Part 1

Inequality in education, Part 1 July 12, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics , Singapore Democratic Party First published on SDP website. By Dr Wong Wee Nam 09 July 2012 It is often said that education is a great leveller in society. Not only does it provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to participate effectively in society and in the economy, it also contributes to improving a person’s life in areas of health and social well-being such as civic participation, political interest and happiness. Studies have shown that educated individuals live longer, participate more actively in politics and in the community where they live, commit fewer crimes and rely less on social assistance. In other words, not only does education contribute to society, it also reduces the burden placed on it. It is, therefore, the inalienable righ...

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