27 May '11, 2am

The sandwiched class of PAP bureaucracy

I was once a civil servant in the education service. I left because I just felt too stifled in the system. While we were asked and ‘encouraged’ to give feedback, it was always filtered by the principals who had access to the ‘people up there’. Each time a new education minister took over the portfolio, everybody was asked to tow the line unquestionably. Tired of not being heard, I slowly began to write to the Forum Page. I was then pulled into the principal’s office and given a warning. It was something to do with some secrecy oath I was supposed to have taken at the start of my career. Now some of the ministers who took over the education portfolio, had little inkling about what it takes to be an educator. Some policies like the performance grading system was completely off (still exists today) because, there are intangible aspects of the profession that just cannot be me...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/05/the-sandwiched-class-...

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