19 Jul '11, 3am

The very things that Singapore once stood for, no longer stand.

Firstly, I’d like to agree with you that Singaporean students are “among the most highly ranked” in their “english and math ability”. These students are evidently trained to tackle what is to come in examination papers testing English and Mathematics; knowledge under the domains of Linguistics and Mathematics can be found in any textbook or assessment book anywhere (say, Popular Bookstore) and are readily memorised without difficulty. Isn’t that pretty much the only necessary method of preparation needed for the examinations Singaporean students take so often? This is in addition to tuition classes, a staple in the common Singaporean household now, especially by parents wanting their children to perform better than their peers in school examinations (at the expense of spending quality time as a family, and giving the child a life, basically). Obviously the students’ abilit...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/07/the-singapore-that%E2...

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