Tag: Education

Why did one Ohio school district decide to arm its teachers?

Pictures by Megan Jelinger. Video by Bradley Lee. by Sebastien DUVAL At the entrance to Sidney High School in small-town Ohio, there is a poster which reads: "Inside this building, our children are protected by an armed and trained response team." In rural Shelby County, law enforcement...

Yale in academic censorship row in Singapore

by Martin Abbugao Yale's Singapore college has become embroiled in a row about academic freedom after axing a course on dissent, with the controversy fuelling a wider debate on whether universities are compromising their values to expand abroad. The Yale-NUS College, a partnership with the National...

Parents clapback after student’s mother questions the Education minister on why the PSLE has to be so difficult

Following an open letter to Education Minister Ong Ye Kung from a mother of a Primary 6 student, many other parents wrote in agreeing and asking why the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) papers were so difficult as well. In her letter, she said that...

Is our education system fit for purpose?

By Khush Chopra No it’s not. Our system emphasises academic excellence but at what cost? Singapore, it appears, must have the highest per capita spending on private tutoring in the world. 7 out of 10 parents here send their children for supplemental classes after formal school....

Fixing wealth inequality takes precedence in preventing violence: Dr Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur—Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad has said that his administration’s number one priority is to fix the financial and economic disparity among the different races in Malaysia, as well as between those who live in urban and rural areas. Otherwise, the...

Indranee Rajah: No additional bursaries for higher-income students

Singapore—Indranee Rajah, the Second Minister for Education, clarified on August 26, Monday, that there will be no additional bursaries for tertiary-level students since their bursaries at present are enough. This pertains specifically to students who belong to families in the S$6,901 and S$9,000 gross household...

Leong Sze Hian asks “Have we lost our way” on National Day

Singapore – While others were celebrating Singapore’s 54th birthday, Leong Sze Hian provided quite a few statistics concerning the country's current state and asked if Singapore has lost her way. On August 9 (Friday), prominent blogger and activist Leong Sze Hian aired some concerns...

Angelina Jolie’s son Maddox is furthering his studies in South Korea

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's eldest son is going to attend college in South Korea at the end of the month. Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, her adopted son who just turned 18 will be attending the prestigious Yonsei University in Seoul according to People. “He got accepted into...

Netizen accuses Ong Ye Kung of not fully answering parliamentary questions asked by Png Eng Huat on foreign students

During a parliamentary session on Monday, Workers' Party MP for Hougang, Png Eng Huat asked the Education Minister Ong Ye Kung for the number of international students who defaulted on their bond obligations in the last three years, the amount in grants they received...

SDP repeats claim that the PAP keeps copying its lead, as it prepares to launch education policy for next GE

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has repeated its claim that the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) keeps copying its lead, as it announced the upcoming launch of its education policy. In a statement released on Saturday (6 July), the SDP gave examples of how the...