07 Sep '11, 9am

nice read from @LoyarBurok

nice read from @LoyarBurok

We have all heard the complaints about our education system – how it’s too exam-oriented, how the History syllabus is too skewed, how there is not enough emphasis on the English language. But besides that, how much of it is our own doing? Private schools and even kindergartens have reportedly become more “academically-focused” due to pressure from parents who want to see their kids recite the multiplication tables by age 5. Eager parents who want to ensure their children are not “left behind” fund the mammoth industry that is the tuition business. Teenagers are steered away from studies in the Arts and Humanities to more “useful” and “practical” areas like Accounting or Engineering. We have been told, time and time again, that we should listen to our elders and not ask so many questions. We are warned not to get involved in activism and politics for fear we lose our schola...

Full article: http://www.loyarburok.com/2011/09/07/breaking-box/

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