Low-ability youngsters from wealthy families go on to earn more money than their more gifted, poorer counterparts, says the Education Secretary Justine Greening.
Fairer outcomes remained an “entrenched” problem, she said, at an event promoting social mobility.
S’poreans already instictively know this. Witness the unhappiness that resulted in MoE revising the criteria for direct entry into “good” schools. There had been a lot of unhappiness that “Money talks, BS walks” with rich parents being able to “buy” their way in; what with them having money to lavish on getting their kids “developed” in various sports and activities..
And in the arms race that is part of the tuition wars, money again talks. Rich parents can pay for better and more tuition.
Coming back to my question, somehow I doubt any PAP education minister or any other PAPpy would have the balls to admit that “Low-ability youngsters from wealthy families go on to earn more money than their more gifted, poorer counterparts.” Sad.
The Old Guard for all their bullying, thuggish ways would agree, saying “Life is unfair”, but adding, “We’ll try to improve things for the smart but poor kids.”
From the Middle Guard (PM, Tharman etc) and the Young Guard, we get remarks like, “Every school is a good school”.