SMS:Unfortunately it's starting to extend to most countries except to poorest who cannot afford the electronic gadgets to keep the mememeers satisfied sooo...
This also applies to Singaporeans on low income, that cannot afford all the electronic gadgets!
It is pretty obvious that if you want the good education in Singapore it means, paying through the nose for private tuition. The education system in Singapore is a failure to the majority, who are on low income and cannot support their children in the race for good results.
This competitive system is biased and unfair, against the poorest families. It makes me sick to see it happen, though its either pay up for tuition or get left behind.
The school teachers are failing in my opinion to deliver in good standards of discipline, in fact discipline is non existent in some schools. It is all left to the parents to improve their children, the schools are more into brainwashing harmony between races and christanity in some schools.
Yes I do pay for private extra tuition for my daughter because it does pay off, with better results...But why should a Country have to rely on private tuition to raise the standard? My daughter is in local school and i do agree with the parents of children, that cannot afford the extra tuition that they their children cannot compete.
Its normally the majority of voters that are in the poorest of positions, receiving subsidies, and contributing to the population with 2 or 3 children, just like in any welfare state, however the questions hang over these families, of how to educate their children in a private competing market.
My thoughts would be to subsidize these poor families private education needs, and possibly allow them more benefits, to compete with middle class values, with subsidies being cut after university.
The Singapore government is rich enough to do it. The biggest problem for any family is long term security and this is not happening for expats and PR's so why suffer the risk of raising children here, only to be terminated. The threat of take citizenship or lose your PR is a real one!
There is talent in the poorest families of Singaporeans it is just neglected, based on theories that they can import the talent and control it. and yes they can at a cost of fertility.
An academic lead country with no experience in poverty will never grasp the reality, that poor families have talent. They need to nurture what they have and it just isn't happening...so the distance between rich and poor just grows in my opinion.