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Levelling down not the way to help needy students

Published on Jun 9, 2014 12:11 PM

Fewer lavish school buildings, fewer exotic and expensive overseas field trips.

These are just some suggestions that the Government is offering on how to better shape school culture, so as to improve the mixing of students from various income backgrounds.

However, when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said this in his speech in Parliament last month, I baulked.

Swanky facilities and week-long trips to Tokyo aren't necessities of a good education, but they can enrich.

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