Race and Education – PSLE Exam Results
Both Ryan Anderson and Dhivian Thirunaukrarasu have done well and deserve all the accolades they got. But my point this…
Does it really matter whether one is the top student among their race? Do all Indians have comparable academic strengths? Or for that matter, do all the Malays, Chinese or Eurasians? Obviously not! So what point does it serve to compare people of a same race?
When these kids were studying for their PSLE exams, did they aim to be the top students in their race category? No! If they did, then something is seriously wrong with our education system. Their objective was to be the top student among everybody.
When these kids grow up and join the work force, will it really matter whether they were the top Indian or Eurasian students? No! Then why make it a big issue now? What does race have to do with exam results? Nothing!
It’s high time we remove race from stuff that has nothing to do with race. It’s archaic.