(SgNA) OPINION: Singapore’s education system: The truth behind the myth - Jess C. Scott

The Malaysian Insider, 31 Jan 2014 When I was growing up in Singapore – I migrated to the US when I was twenty – what caused me a lot of grief was the education system. I don’t have a vendetta against the schools I attended. Some teachers really cared about students, in a way which went beyond how the students were performing academically. It is the education system itself which I don’t remember fondly. I always feel disheartened with reports in the establishment media that paint a rosy picture of Singapore’s education system (like here , here , and here ). Few of them give a comprehensive overview of the real effects of the system. Such reports do not dilute the clear memory I have – through direct experience – of the disadvantages of the aforementioned system.

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