As I’ve said numerous times, while I am a massive advocate of learning, I have a lot of issues with the way certain bodies approach it – from treating it as a profit centre to creating an environment of qualification inflation.
That said, one thing I particularly loathe is how more and more schools are segregating their students into groups from a very early age.
While putting people in the right learning set is obviously important to aid their development, my issue is that it seems to be less about the students ‘pace’ of learning and more about where the school thinks that individuals ‘place’ in the society will be.
Asia is particularly bad at this.
Singapore actively filters students from a young age.
Through a series of exams and tests, they determine who they believe will be the most successful in life and split them off from the…
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