October 27, 2007
That's the common stereotype we have of neighbhourhood schools, isn' it? I did not get in to one of Singapore's premier schools because of our vaunted meritocratic values. I got in through old-fashion nepotism. In fact, around one-third of my cohort missed the official cut-off entry score by a large margin.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "It's a personal opinion of a current teacher on what she thinks is the difference between Singapore's premium school and neighbourhood school."