January 18, 2008
Looking For LaLaLand… said:
First, the minister defended the principal effectively asking the students to lower their goals (go to ITE ) and in the next breath he urges teachers to “set high goals” for their students and “help them achieve these goals”.
So, what exactly was the minister saying?
Sadly, this is another instance of the tiresome “pragmatism” which government leaders are promoting – from the very top right down to the rank and file. “Be realistic! If you can’t make it or know that you can’t make it, don’t try so hard! Take the lesser road. You’re not cut out for the high road, buddy!”
And for goodness’ sake, realize this at the beginning of the new school term! You’re doomed! ITE awaits you!
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