What alt media doesn’t tell about OECD social mobility study

There was a lot of KPKBing by anti-PAP types (sane and nutty) about the major international study on social mobility from the OECD economics think tank: Meritocracy here? What meritocracy?

the report also identified gaps in areas such as how well students from lower socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds do compared to the top scorers in the nation.

FEWER LOW SES STUDENTS OBTAIN SCORES EQUIVALENT TO TOP PERFORMERS

However, not many were performing to standards attained by the top quarter in Science, a measure the report categorised as national resilience.

It was found that among 15-year-old students from lower-SES backgrounds, only 10 per cent were able to attain a score of at least 631 in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) for science in 2015.

For the Republic, a score of 631 is the 75th percentile score for science.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/singapore-ranks-third-educational-mobility-gaps-remain-report

Alt media and the cybernuts went into overdrive on this report from the supposedly constructive, nation-building media.

But the constructive, nation-building media also reported

Singapore’s Education Ministry (MOE) said that the “relatively low” national resilience is “a function” of the fact that Singapore’s top performers do very well.

(Btw, any idea what this means?)

More importantly, here’s what Schleicher head of education at the OECD said

In countries such as Singapore, Japan and Finland, the test results of the poorest 20% are higher than the richest 20% in the Slovak Republic, Uruguay, Brazil and Bulgaria.

He says it’s a cause for optimism that some countries have made sure that “excellent teaching” is available for rich and poor pupils.

And then there’s this from him

In Singapore, many going to university will be the first in their families to get a degree. It’s an example of social mobility and widening doors.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46013665

So why didn’t alt media report this? Is it because alt media and other anti-PAP opinionators only read ST and other local media publications and pick stuff that shows what the PAP govt is doing wrong? Some only read the freebies like Goh Meng Seng. Once he KPKBed about the lying local media. When it was pointed out that ST had reported what he complained the MSM did not report, he said he only read the free stuff.

With enemies like him, no wonder the PAP knows it will win the next GE.

 

 

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6 Responses to “What alt media doesn’t tell about OECD social mobility study”

  • opposition dude:

    Alternate media reports on the wrong things that PAP is doing, a bit of an opinion from the BBC does not represent fact.

    What remains as fact is that PAP use taxpayer money to fund non Singaporean scholars, some who break their bonds too. Funny isn’t it, a government spending money on non citizens? Makes you wonder where is the support for us locals to try and get into university instead of spending loads more money to study abroad?

    So in the same way, why doesn’t PAP dare trumpet all it has done to help Singaporeans? Why does PAP keep quiet about HDB 99 year leases and still lies that we own our flats when we don’t? Why haven’t they even bothered to reduce the population but instead let it grow to 5.64 million and counting?

    Because even they themselves know that all this is nothing but a wayang, that’s why.

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  • Bapak:

    Fyi, Slovak Republic, Uruguay, Brazil and Bulgaria make it to the World Cup. And their governments don’t practice gerrymandering to win elections.

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  • rukidding:

    First to go to university…but after Graduation…no job ?..low pay ???

    Whats the point ???

    Same person “claiming” to do a good job for our kids,….also same person who “suppress” the wages and employment opportunity by “anyhow opening” the gates ???

    Whats the point ???

    Where is the meaning ???

    Yet, we have to send our sons to “waste” 2.5 yrs to do NS to “protect” who ????

    The “maths” just don’t “add up” ????

    The Ordinary Sillyzeans seems to be at the “short end” of the stick don’t they ?

    Seriosly,….who are the ones really “benefitting” ???

    IMHO,….the RICH and the ELITES !!!!

    The rest…..ARE ALL PAWNs !!!

    Period !

    IMHO,…only another recession, or diesease outbreak like sars,..or a mass riot like little india …would further “exposed” and “reveal” the true state !!!

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  • LIONS:

    And then there’s this from him

    In Singapore, many going to university will be the first in their families to get a degree. It’s an example of social mobility and widening doors.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46013665
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    widening doors???

    like KENA SEND OUT OFF THE OFFICE DOOR OPENED WIDE-WIDE so that FAKE FTs can take over???

    mind you,do students in those countries spend hours n top dollars on TUITION???

    SO,DOES THE PAP GOVT FURNISH THESE POOR STUDENTS OR THEIR OWN PARENTS???

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  • NTUC foodFARE4thought:

    Maybe, just maybe, some of the big shot grasslooting leeders are also involved.

    Just look at PA budget: approaching one BIG B leow, that’s nine zeroes for yew, plain daft peasants & serfs! Who, like the OKPs, Lim KOPIs, plus many more other grasslooting leeders, wouldn’t be interested in – and salivate all hours of the day and night at the thought of – grabbing just a one percentage point or two of that?

    Keechiu, all those of yew who want a share of the ccbPie??

    See, even BelaCHAN wants in.

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  • Bapak:

    And do you believe it that Bug Bunny is telling rich Singaporeans to help poor Singaporeans. Isn’t this their job? Sinkies deserve to be screwed further if he is your PM. Just don’t drag the rest of us down with your stupidity & ignorance.

    opposition dude:
    Alternate media reports on the wrong things that PAP is doing, a bit of an opinion from the BBC does not represent fact.

    What remains as fact is that PAP use taxpayer money to fund non Singaporean scholars, some who break their bonds too. Funny isn’t it, a government spending money on non citizens? Makes you wonder where is the support for us locals to try and get into university instead of spending loads more money to study abroad?

    So in the same way, why doesn’t PAP dare trumpet all it has done to help Singaporeans? Why does PAP keep quiet about HDB 99 year leases and still lies that we own our flats when we don’t? Why haven’t they even bothered to reduce the population but instead let it grow to 5.64 million and counting?

    Because even they themselves know that all this is nothing but a wayang, that’s why.

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