A reporter from the Straits Times called me on Friday, asking if she could write an article about my letter to Mr Heng Swee Keat. It was to be a side bar to the main story on the Education Minister's comments about schools.
Interesting how one letter can garner so much publicity. Truly the power of social media! Anyway, I hope the Minister will heed the call of parents for real reforms and not just make cosmetic changes. If he truly wants honest feedback, he should speak to teachers and students not "pre-selected" by schools, and certainly not only parents who serve on school boards.
A friend of mine suggested that the Minister spring surprise visits to schools and attempt to sit for a PSLE maths paper. That would certainly make headlines!
Straits Times, 4 June 2011 page A6
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