2/16/2011

No child be denied an education

This is the assurance by the govt. No money never mind, just ask and will be given. Any small prints to read? Any conditions attached? Will the parents be subject to mean testing? What income level is considered as affordable and disqualified from govt handouts? A $2000 household income for one child or $5000 income for four children qualified? I think the first thing is to prove how challenging the family life is. The term challenging and affordable can mean anything to anyone. Nevermind, when a family is in that condition, no need be shy, just go and ask for help. The govt will be most happy to help. The devil is in the details. Something like no one will be denied medical treatment in our hospitals. Then why are citizens going to Malaysia for treatment? Fail the mean testing, or too shy to ask or beg?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

“If you were a poor person, anywhere on this planet, Singapore is the one place where you will have a roof over your head, where you will have food on the table. Even if you can’t afford it, we will have meals delivered to you.”

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sweet words from heartless people. BUT, spoken too frequently, the words have lost all their allures.

Mulut manis, hati tidak ada.

Tak menarek lagi !

patriot

Anonymous said...

"No one will be left behind"..."Singaporean will always come first"...LOL

Wally Buffet said...

Hi guys,

I am now in a popular bookstore looking for LKY's book "The Hard Truth".

Guess what?

LKY's book is out of stock and there is a looooong waiting list. At the same display stand, Madhatter's book is going for a 20% discount yet a big pile is still left unsold!

Everyone seems to know who is telling the hard truth and who is talking cock!

I think I'll buy a copy of the Madhatter's book just to give the cock talker some encouragement!

Hehe. :o)

agongkia said...

I am not interested in the education here.Betterer is not to have force education.No need to study.No need educational grant.Children that are taught under such educational system does not meet my requirement.I want my children to be brought up to be someone who care,someone who dun abuse their authority,someone who is filial ,Chong Xiao Ren,Yee.Dun know ABC never mind.But most important is to be like me,law abiding ,good citizen.
If can like that I am going to produce more Ah Beng and Ah Leng...

Matilah_Singapura said...

Hi folks, I managed to get my hands on one of the first copies of Hard Truths a few weeks ago. The included 52 min dvd is a "must watch".

One thing I do agree with LKY: the young fuckers have no clue on how close S'pore came to being fucked up after secession, and the "modern Hotel Singapore" that we are all fond of would have never been if the cuntry disintegrated into civil war or hard-core communism after being kicked out of the federation.

Saw Dr M's book being advertised -- I'm recovering from a week end of serious partying in Bukit Bintang. Spoke to a few Malaysians about political issues: they are the same as S'poreans. They don't really care if their PM's use power to cut-off the opposition's legs -- no one really give shit, as long as they themselves and their families are doing well - i.e. "rational ignorance".

Politics, as I have always said, is a hard core game. There are no rules, and to play fair is sheer stupidity. One thing's for sure: LKY and Dr M -- Masters Of The Game.

Anonymous said...

In Malaysia they have their 'Book of Records'

In Singapore we ought to have a 'Book of PAP quotations'

Paul said...

Disabled children in Singapore are denied access to MOE schools. They have to attend schools run by voluntary welfare organisations.

If we were really in trouble after leaving Malaysia without its port, banking/finance center and university, then why was LKY so happy that Goh KS engineered the split in Aug 65???
http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/07/do-not-print-pictures-of-me-smiling-lee-kuan-yew/

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Paul,

An inclusive society should include everyone, able or disable, talented or not so talented. The govt should provide schools for all, including the disable.

I am not sure, are all the disable schools run privately and the govt does not operate such schools. If so, it reads like if one is untalented or handicapped, please look after yourself.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Wally,

They put Mahathir's book in the wrong section. It will sell better in the fiction section.

Anonymous said...

Dr Mahathir is my idol though me don't read his books.
Read a few sentences of some of Lee Kuan Yew's Books and News in the Papers, but just did not have the stamina to read further.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Politicians' always say the things they want you to know, not the things that you think you should know.

So, always keep an open mind reading their biographies or preachings. I treat all as fiction or distorted truths.

Matilah_Singapura said...

In recent time the education of children can be sloganised in the Bush administrations "No Child Left Behind" initiative.

In the Catholic Church however, they have a different objective:

No child's behind left!

Those bloody dirty buggers in the priesthood...