The root issues of our education system

This post has been edited and published in Today, 26 Mar 2013, under the headline “Hard truths of our education system”. Screenshot above. Recently, a young mother asked me how one should prepare their children for the tough problem sums found in primary school mathematics. Her father, a successful businessman, chimed in: “Why do parents have …

Is the Education Ministry really listening to parents’ feedback?

Update 7 June: The Today newspaper has published this letter under the title “MOE has role in ‘arms race’” I have sent this letter to the Today Voices page. I wrote it despite being tired out from a long day at work and also while teaching Isaac how to improve his English composition. I refer …