|Scooped by Allissa Purkey|
Although Singapore's education is well advanced and does very well against other coutries there are still flaws in their system. Singapore's education system is based upon meritocracy, which from the dictionary means, "a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement." This puts stress on students at a very young age. In Singapore's society in order to achieve greatness and go to its top schools a student must excel in the standardized tests that are given throughout the country. These tests pick out the "cream of the crop" as the website puts it and allows the students who do well go off to the best schools which allow them to achieve greatness when they are older. I feel as if this is not a good system. To me I thought Singapore was all about helping every student in its nation, now I see they really help the ones whom they know will do well in the future. I have to wonder then what happens to the students who to Singapore are "not the best?" I know they are sent to "ordinary" schools, but does that also mean the schools do not have the best teachers? Do they get the bare minimum when it comes to their educational career?