Penalising children for their parents’ failings

Does MOE really believe that it is right to punish or humiliate children for the failings of their parents? This is the same ministry which provides $238 million a year in scholarships and tuition grants for foreigners in Singapore (https://www.todayonline.com/…/moe-spends-s238-million-yearl…).

“Our educators, parents and members of (the) public will have to decide whether MOE’s action is fair and educationally sound, and what the lesson of this teachable moment for our children is,” MOE said.”

Yes indeed. Do we want a system where children are penalized for their parents’ problems or one where every child has an equal opportunity to get an original certificate and by extension a chance to succeed? We really need the SDP in parliament so we can ask the hard questions and help build a democratic society based on justice and equality.

#SDPNOW#TheWayForward

 

* Facebook post by Dr Paul Tambyah.

 

 

 

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7 Responses to “Penalising children for their parents’ failings”

  • NotMyProblem:

    “Do we want a system where children are penalized for their parents’ problems “… CREATED BY THE PAP GOVERNMENT.

    “… what the lesson of this teachable moment for our children is,” FREE AND MANDATORY EDUCATION FOR CITIZEN WAS A LIE!

    “… one where every child has an equal opportunity to get an original certificate and by extension a chance to succeed?” YES, WE NEED OPPOSITION TO ENSURE THAT!!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    I am not so concerned for the parents for they might had voted for this. My only pity is on this 12 years old girl. She may be psychologically affected and blaming her parents for being poor. She might even takes up Minister Khaw’s advice “you cannot eat your degree” but she can buy food with $156, she may just give up studying all together.

    This could be your daughter or son, parents vote wisely coming GE. PAP is not helping you, PAP is out to suck you dry. You have no place in PAP’s country when you are poor!

    We can only depend on the Opposition to ensure the PAP “… to build a democratic society based on justice and equality so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation.” Coming GE, vote against the PAP. Better still vote out the PAP.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Well – that suits all of us I think. All our ancestors made the stupid move of keeping the pappies in power – now we suffer.

    Same goes for the next $G generation who will be foreign workers in MY because if the 70%.

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  • Humiliated?:

    Yes we do not want strawberry generation?

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  • George:

    Khaw BW and Tan CJ are penalising Singaporean children, VOTE THEM OUT !

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  • Please change policy:

    Wrong Policy.Need to change.

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  • trublu:

    HSK,ARE YOU THERE,HELLO?

    COULD YOU SIMPLE ADJUST AMOUNT SQUANDERED ON FT-KIDS AND RE-ALLOCATE SAVINGS BACK TO OUR OWN NEEDY SG-KIDS?

    BUGGER,IS THIS A SGPOREAN GOVT OR UN???

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