03 Oct '12, 11pm

National Conversation goes on in a familiar circle... #sgpolitics

National Conversation goes on in a familiar circle... #sgpolitics

The National Conversation started in a broad manner with some tweaks in education in the right direction. Even the radical idea of getting rid of the PSLE was discussed and general agreement that the MOE has to find ways to reduce stress level among parents and students. If there is one redeeming feature in the PAP system, it is education. The PAP govt has willing to spend on this area as an investment - however, in recent years gaps have opened up. Pre-school education quality has become extremely varied, a massive tuition industry draining resources (best experienced teachers) from the system and education has become a high stakes board game sorting students - focussing on selection and amplifying small difference among students. It is good that a frank open discussion about the problems with the system. I welcome the move to eliminate banding of secondary schools and th...

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