Meritocracy Part 2: Examining Inequalities in Education: Challenging Meritocracy in Singapore (GP Topics: Society, Inequality, Education, Singapore)

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This is a follow up piece to Part 1: Is it really the fault of meritocracy? Meritocracy, the darling principle of Singapore’s educational system, promises to reward individuals based on their abilities and efforts. However, upon closer inspection, we discover a few uninvited guests at this meritocratic party—inequalities. Brace yourselves as we embark on a journey to unravel the hidden …

Meritocracy Part 1: Is it really the fault of meritocracy? (GP Topics: Society, Inequality, Education, Singapore)

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Ah, meritocracy, the great buzzword of Singapore’s education system! But wait, is it the mastermind behind all the mischief in our unequal educational landscape? Let’s gather our magnifying glasses and delve into the hidden truths. Prepare yourselves for a thrilling investigation into the realm of privilege, opportunity, and the blame game. In his address to Parliament on April 19, 2023, …