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Levelling playing field in education

While Education Minister Ong Ye Kung acknowledged last Wednesday that meritocracy is "in danger of becoming a dirty word", he called on Singaporeans not to lose faith in it.

There has been some debate recently on education's role in social mobility, amid concerns that meritocracy has further stratified society.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2018, with the headline 'Levelling playing field in education'. Print Edition | Subscribe