Responding to the viral video of a Northbrooks Secondary School teacher using vulgarities against a rude student who used the word cibai on her, our reader shared her view of the problem plaguing the Singapore education system and how ill-disciplined students are.
“As a tutor and relief teacher in this industry for 10 years, I understand the frustration of this teacher. The discipline of students are atrocious nowadays. Student behave like mouse when they are alone but gangsters when they are together with their classmates.
Students nowadays would also blatantly refute their teachers even though they are wrong in the first place. When i saw someone spitting over the railings and I chided him, he stared at me and say that he didn’t spit.
He continued by saying that if my eyes have issue, I should check my eyes and not push the blame on him. Like what???!!!! Parents have failed miserably in teaching their children what is respect and we as a community should not push all our blame to the teacher.
It’s definitely not easy to be one these days”