End of streaming in education

If not for streaming, many might not have made it through school, says principal

Mr Tan Chor Pang, principal of Boon Lay Secondary School, with some of its students. During his 35 years as an educator, he has taught students from both the Normal and Express streams and has never minded teaching weaker children, saying: "I felt li
Mr Tan Chor Pang, principal of Boon Lay Secondary School, with some of its students. During his 35 years as an educator, he has taught students from both the Normal and Express streams and has never minded teaching weaker children, saying: "I felt like I could make a big contribution." ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
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If not for streaming, things might have turned out differently for many of Mr Tan Chor Pang's former students.

Mr Tan, 59, is the principal of Boon Lay Secondary School and has been an educator for the past 35 years. In that time, he has taught students from the Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 17, 2019, with the headline If not for streaming, many might not have made it through school, says principal. Subscribe