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MOE TEACHER SICK OF THE BACKSTABBING IN SCHOOL, LOOKS TO ESCAPE SUFFERING

I'm very good at my job - I love teaching, was a ministry scholar, have often presented nationally, won awards for my projects, produce great results, am loved by my students, etc. However, I'm really burnt out from the people around me and don't feel I'm a good fit for the education service. There isn't much growth as many teachers in my school lack innovation and passion, and are super political and backstabbing to boot.

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SCHOLAR LOOK DOWN ON ITE GRAD WITH TATTOO, HEARTLESS EDUCATION SYSTEM AT FAULT?

Today a conversation with a scholar just pisses me off, he was asking me about my back ground, and my education, I told him I came from a normal technical stream and from a Neighbourhood secondary school, and subsequently went to ITE, so his replied was, oh, you were a ITE student, that explains the tattoo *with a grin* Not everyone from a TOP JC, TOP secondary school or University has the right to look down on those who are not in their league.

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LAZY & SELFISH PRC SCHOLAR TRIES TO GAME OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM

This student constantly dozes off or plays his phone in lectures and tutorials, and for several hours straight. He has been blacklisted from CCA, brought into remedial lessons, and barely made it past J1. Spoke to him a bit and asked around his social circle along with mutual friends. Seems that he is in essence, trying to game the system. He's on a govt scholarship, but when asked further, has told us he doesn't really care about the A Levels. Rather, his intent is to take the SAT and have the A Levels as a excuse to be funded for his stay here, hence the almost zero effort in school. When asked about why he refuses to mingle around with others, he replied that he thinks Chinese is a superior language and hence doesn't bother improving his English to better interact with us. Now, part of me and my classmates has already given up and can't care less about him. The thing is, would it be the correct thing to inform the teachers of his attitudes and intentions "studying" here?

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A*STAR SCHOLAR LACED CLASSMATES' DRINKS WITH TOXIC CHEMICAL

27 year-old Ouyang Xiangyu is facing trial in California over 4 charges of poisoning the drinking water of her classmates at her graduate studies lab in Stanford University last year. She admitted adding a toxic chemical to more than 2 drinking bottles belonging to her lab classmates. Ouyang Xiangyu is an Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) scholar.

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S'PORE IS FAILING BECAUSE TOO MANY PAPER GENERALS ARE IN COMMAND

Over the past few decades, the PAP government has adopted a policy of replacing the top person in a government agency every few years and appointing another person, usually a scholar or an ex army general, without any relevant experience to head that agency. They believe that the new person will be able to manage the work of the agency without the need for experience. I find this policy to be a bad policy and contributed significantly to the deterioration in the standard of our public service.

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I SALUTE COMMISSIONER NG JOO HEE FOR HIS FRANKNESS

To me, the frankness of NJH is like a breath of fresh air amongst all the bad breath we encounter with typical PAP ministers and MPs and some top civil servants. We should encourage someone like NJH who called a spade, a spade. Through his candid revelations Singaporeans realised that the SPF is short handed. Through his revelations SG now know that Geylang is not only red light area but also a RED ALERT zone.

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EX-GOVERNMENT SCHOLAR: I CAN NO LONGER DEFEND THE PAP GOVERNMENT

For most of my life and career, I have defended the government and the civil service. Even today, I will defend some of my friends within the NLB, whom I know did not agree with the final decision, but had no choice but to comply with the line taken by senior management. But this, I have found, is truly indefensible. This government I have defended, even when I did not agree with its policies and actions, has crossed a red line. It has lost my vote today, but worst of all, I think it has lost my faith.

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PRC Scholar wants to return home to make his fortune

Chen Jian, a rail transit development research fellow at the National University of Singapore, wants to return to China to make his fortune. Chen attended the 14th Conference on Overseas Chinese Pioneering and Developing in China this week in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. The Conference is an annual event for overseas Chinese to exchange business ideas and projects. “My expertise on building information modeling will come to its own if I move back to China, given the rail transit boom,” Chen said. He launched his own engineering consultancy in Singapore in 2012, but has yet to make much money.

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