Just an interesting thought.PinkUmber wrote:Very true. However, this would take a few years for things to change, if it ever change. There is only so much I can do, so for now as a parent myself of 2 bubbly children studying in a local school, I just have to engage the service of tuition agency to cope with their peers.carteki wrote:What is does show is how important it is that you get your children into a "good school" because the top schools (from what I've heard) do give a good quality education. Its the others that are lacking. This was one of the issues raised in the run up to the last GE.morenangpinay wrote: doesn't that show the quality of the education and whats wrong with the system? if you need to spend more on educating your child outside because the school is not enough and yet there's this image that Singapore has a high quality of education.
If you are sending them to tuition for them to 'cope with their peers', then the purpose wouldn't be purely for learning, would it?
Another interesting thought, as a parent, would one be content that the child is able to perform sufficiently at his age (and leave plenty of room and time for him to grow and develop outside of classroom, especially through playing and exploring), or be content that the child is among the top in the class, relative to other children in the same class or school?
Would that be the case of keeping up with the Joneses eh?
Disclaimer: I'm just trying to steer discussion from your perspective. Please try not to misconstrue me as attacking your option for your child.