Minor Issues: Picking not the best school, but one that's best suited for my daughter

The bottom line? The top school may not be the right school for your child. PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - When my son was picking a secondary school three years ago, he wanted one that offered football as a co-curricular activity (CCA) while my choice was one with a strong emphasis on character development.

We found a school that met both criteria and he was ecstatic when he got in, but not for long.

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