Using a centrally decided system not only burdens the teachers with the bureaucracy but also limits their freedom to design the assessment model, say Nicholas Chan.
The voices of reason and compassion were given short shrift while shrill, hateful rhetoric was given free rein, laments Zaharom Nain.
Putrajaya thinks nothing of splurging RM55m for a Youth Day celebration even as a village school has to wait eight years for a new school block, observes Steven Sim.
For how long are those in power going to keep on bluffing themselves that there is no discipline problem in our schools and trying to make the nation believe their bluff, wonders Ravinder Singh.
The myth about multi-stream schools being obstacles to unity keeps on being bandied about by racists who cannot see, or rather refuse to see, the wood for the trees, says Ravinder Singh
As the nuts of the dacing are tightened, the arms will remain level even with grossly unequal weights on either side. Thus an illusion of justice and fairness is created, observes Ravinder Singh.
The majority of academics haven’t exactly been the vanguard of the people or agents for social change, observes Rom Nain.
The time has come for Malaysians to take stock of the situation and turn it around for the sake of the younger generation, says Ranjit Singh Thind.
The collective outrage over our education system shouldn’t abate, writes Sheila Santharamohana. Let us insist on and advocate for an open forum where all students are accepted for who they are and heard as equals.
Why are foreign students able to study in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, when locals, like John Inbaraj, who do not have a credit in Bahasa find themselves unable to register as on-campus students.