Tag Archives: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

DUNEARN SEC SCH GETS FLAK FOR USING POEM CONDONING VIOLENCE IN LITERATURE EXAM

During a mid-year literature examination at Dunearn Secondary School, parents and students have been up in arms over a poem that allegedly condones violence in schools. The offending poem was said to described a teacher using strangling, shooting and slashing his students with weapons, all in graphic detail, reminding some students about school shootings that took place in the United States.

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PRC MOE SCHOLAR WANTS TO BREAK HIS BOND AND GO TO AMERICA

See this forum thread: http://bbs.huasing.net/sForum/bbs.php?B=107_13111268. In that forum, there is a PRC SM2 scholar who is boasting that his family in America can get him a US citizenship easily and asked whether he should break his bond to go to America to pursue his PhD! I have attached a picture of his "confession" with translations done by myself.

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MINISTERS MUST COME OUT OF THEIR IVORY TOWER & HELP LOW WAGE S’POREANS MORE

If there is an area that suffers from overcrowding in Singapore, it would be the ivory tower where most of our ministers will be seated comfortably in their immaculately pressed white sleeved shirt and pants, and shoes that shine so bright you can see your reflection. It does not take a genius to make a difference to poverty issues on the ground, and yet, many turn a blind eye to it. Why? One word: LAZY. If they actually have a heart, they would have gotten rid of the outsourcing and hired the cleaners directly and they would have done so a long, long time ago.

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OPEN LETTER TO MOE: CEASE THE HIRING OF MALE GAY TEACHERS

Does MOE and her respective schools have any safeguards to ensure that our school grounds do not become a hunting ground for these sexual predators? I hope our Education Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat has not turned a blind eye to these incidents and I hope he can set a proper directive and address this issue before parents lose trust in our educational institutions.

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FOREIGN TALENT SORE THAT DAUGHTER DID NOT GET INTO SCHOOL’S GIFTED PROGRAMME

This year, my younger daughter took the GEP test. This time round, I found that the parents of many Primary 3 pupils had paid exorbitant prices for GEP-specific tuition programmes. I was certain that since my elder daughter and her friends had got in without any special preparation, my younger daughter would as well. Unfortunately, she did not get through the second round. It was painful to see her crying her heart out after learning the result. Since then, I have been struggling with the question of whether I should have just signed her up for GEP training.

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DESPITE MY GOOD QUALIFICATIONS, MOE REFUSED TO APPROVE ME AS AN INSTRUCTOR BECAUSE I WAS AN EX-OFFENDER

I am really heartbroken. I am a big loss that Ministry Of Education has stopped me from helping the youths in the schools. I believe that they are trying to be politically correct by not telling me the real reason and the only plausible reason is that, I am an ex-offender. I am really heartbroken. I am a big loss that Ministry Of Education has done this to stop me from helping the youths in the schools.

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A parentocracy with entitled children

What does this mean? That those lower down the ladder will stay there – and so will their children and even their children’s children. If you are a nobody who knows nobody, your kid will be a nobody too. It sounds scary but there is some truth in what he said – unless society can pitch in to level up the children whose parents are less privileged. There is another article on the same page which talks about the flip side – children who have a sense of “entitlement’’. They think that their parents or society at large should provide them with whatever they need or want – even without them having to work for it.

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Nudging pre-schools in Taiwan to improve

But thanks to the Taiwan government’s Guidance Project initiative, Dajia’s fortunes have been turned around. The pre-school now enjoys full enrolment, and its curriculum and amenities are much improved.

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