MM Lee says students' background plays a role

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:11 pm

so his statistic just about confirm many an anecdotal observation
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Postby wapobs » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:27 pm

Graduate parents pay more tuition fees?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:33 pm

wapobs wrote:Graduate parents pay more tuition fees?


why so ?
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Postby wapobs » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:37 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
wapobs wrote:Graduate parents pay more tuition fees?


why so ?
got better chance to enter good schools?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:45 pm

wapobs wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
wapobs wrote:Graduate parents pay more tuition fees?


why so ?
got better chance to enter good schools?


are you saying graduate parents can afford more tuition fees ? and their kids necessarily all have tuitions ?
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Postby kitty2 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:10 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
wapobs wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
wapobs wrote:Graduate parents pay more tuition fees?


why so ?
got better chance to enter good schools?


are you saying graduate parents can afford more tuition fees ? and their kids necessarily all have tuitions ?


I agreed with the above

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Postby OngMum » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:19 am

It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy, isnt it?

If parents hv more worries like putting food on the table n hv to work more jobs, then got time to bring kids to library, etc?

Same theory as the rich get richer… because the opportunities are there, the environment is there.

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Postby mrswongtuition » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:54 pm

Another thing to note:

While the 'less educated' parents may be struggling to put food on the table and have no time to worry about bringing their kids to the library, some may have worked hard and now earn a good living but lack the knowledge on what to expose their kids to.

I know of parents who are not educated but earning a good living from their hard work and skills picked up over the years of work.
They can afford tuition, but do not know how to create a conducive environment at home.

Similarly, there are highly educated parents who are too tired after work to guide their children personally. And some of them also may neglect to create a conducive environment for their children.

I think the most important thing is for parents to spend time with their children, even if they can't help academically, I'm sure they can help in terms of teaching moral values and character development.
(Thinking about an article I read some time ago about the demographics of the inmates at Changi Prison now. If I recall correctly, the inmates are starting to be more highly educated and involved in different types of crime).

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Postby atutor2001 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:59 pm

mrswongtuition wrote:...do not know how to create a conducive environment at home.

Similarly, there are highly educated parents who are too tired... neglect to create a conducive environment for their children.


I think "conducive environment" is the answer to "study". This environment must be there when the child is a baby. Not when he/she starts schooling - too late liao.

I notice most top PSLE students have parents who are professors, teachers, doctors, civil servant... Seldom hear that the parents are property agent, stock broker, ...

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Postby mrswongtuition » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:09 pm

atutor2001 wrote:
mrswongtuition wrote:...do not know how to create a conducive environment at home.

Similarly, there are highly educated parents who are too tired... neglect to create a conducive environment for their children.


I think "conducive environment" is the answer to "study". This environment must be there when the child is a baby. Not when he/she starts schooling - too late liao.

I notice most top PSLE students have parents who are professors, teachers, doctors, civil servant... Seldom hear that the parents are property agent, stock broker, ...


Agree :D

But the stock brokers I know are quite highly educated... Or are they the minority?

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