A 2015 study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has found that Singaporean teens experience the 3rd highest rate of bullying in a survey of 50 other countries and economies. Bullying rates in Singapore are exceeded only by New Zealand and Latvia.
Singapore Democratic Party's Chee Soon Juan spoke up for students who reportedly suffer a lot of stress and anxiety in our society today and questioned the PAP for inflicting this on them. "Never has an alternative voice been more urgent."
A Singapore teacher commemorated his 2nd year of leaving the teaching service by penning a poignant open letter addressed to all Singaporeans explaining the rot at the top of the Singapore education service.
A netizen airs his frustration about the government's import of foreigners not just for menial jobs but for professional jobs that Singaporeans themselves want to do. He came across local ITE students who cannot find jobs and have to work as car washers. It seems like Singaporeans are now relegated to the lower end of the employment spectrum?
NUS has demanded ex-student Jeanne Ten to remove her blog post which crowdfunded for legal fees against the university. It warned her that it will enforce its legal rights against her if she did not take the posts down. This comes a little too late as she has already reached her goal of $5000. Jeanne thanked donors for their contributions and said: "I will not give up the fight. Please continue to support me".
Singaporean Jeanne Ten is crowdfunding for legal fees against NUS as it revoked her Masters' Degree due to her complaint about her thesis supervisor. She has already spent more than $100,000 and exhausted her savings. She has been unemployed since January this year. "NUS has used its own power to bully me and is able to use the legal system to its advantage as a result of the unequal access to resources". Will you help her?
I am a parent and my P6 child attends tuition at The Learning Lab (TLL). TLL started a scheme this end May/ June that forces parents to pay for extra "PSLE Preparation Workshops"- 16 extra hours per subject.