Dec 14, 2013

Where Are We On The PISA Map?


If a society is not capable of SELF-ASSESSMENT or SELF-CRITICISM, then it is not a MATURE SOCIETY (V.S.Naipaul).

Let's put that in context of our Ministry of Education and our current state especially since the PISA results have shown where Malaysia stands in the face of the earth - is MOE mature enough to put aside political agendas and truly FOCUS on the future of this country?

My other big question is this :
Is MOE truly sincere in their OBJECTIVES and are their OBJECTIVES structured and equipped for the need and expectations of the 21st Century and globalisation?

We have reached 56 years of Independence and right now we stand behind Vietnam and a step ahead of Indonesia and tucked comfortably in the bottom 30% in regards to the performance of Math, Science and Reading. By the way, I am not looking down on Indonesia nor have I been looking down on Vietnam when I saw the results. In fact, I wasn't even the least shocked! I'm actually disgusted with the arrogance of our leaders and their idiotic talks. I believe many Malaysians and foreigners know we have an Education Minister who lives on a different planet and dances to a very odd tune and an Education ministry that behaves like it is stuck in a PERPETUAL COMA!

In all honesty I for one have many times believed we would have been better off under the British rule only for the sake of where our kids are going to land with the state our education system is going! 56 years and we are in the MUD! 56 years to show how much we could be on our own feet, but we are headed to opposite poles between economy and quality of graduates. Are our unemployed graduates going to be spoon fed by the government? Or sent out to other developed countries to work as maids and labourers in the near future?

No matter how much reports and letters are written to them and the press by people who are in position and bright concerned parents, we do not see any form of acceptance on MOE's part. Are they too proud to admit their mistakes? Are they too PROUD to accept our opinions and International reports? Aren't they ashamed to be told that 97% of the teachers they had picked to educate our children and the future of this nation were candidates that didn't meet the selection requirement? So nobility of profession over-ruled quality and standards is it? Or did their priorities get tangled up with their need to prove a point to the rest of the world that they believed they were swimming the oceans and failed to see they never actually left the mud they got themselves stuck in thanks to their pride, ego and fallacies over identity crisis and Nationalism?

So long as MOE and our ruling government play their drums to the tune of Malay Identity and Nationalism (which isn't even the true issue at hand), deeper into the mud Malaysia will go. Unless the Malays realise the mess our government is putting their kids in, the double standards they impose on our children, we are not going to go anywhere where reformation of the Education is concern. It's quite obvious that the majority really don't know who holds the power to this country!

We are pretty much doomed by these people in power and to think that majority Malaysians who voted them are responsible for this mess is a bigger blow on our faces and our children's future!

Our leaders seems to be more interested to have their names in history books than to actually do things that can make this country succeed in the international front! Dumbing down its citizens to remain in power, and uplifting elitism is precisely what they are doing in broad day light, and just remember that when you stay silent, you don't help to put an end to it! Be a society that cares and makes the difference by demanding for MOE to be fair and right in their aims and objectives!

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Dec 4, 2013

PARENTS GATHER IN PROTEST 4-Jan-2014


To know more about the objectives of ASPIRES please visit the Facebook Group
Every parent and citizen has a responsibility towards making sure their children and their children's children gain the best quality in education without any forms of inequality.
ELITE? NON-ELITE? Who's to say what your child is and is not? 
Who's to say where your child should go and should not?

WE WANT
One education for all with no double standards. If IGCSE and IB syllabus can be given to MRSMs why not every national school?
and
the OPTION for the teaching and learning of Maths and Science in English (PPSMI). Is 2 subjects that governs the world economy going to make you lose your identity learning it in English? 
Wouldn't you have your children taught in English with the necessary terms at primary level itself instead of seeing them suffer when they step into tertiary education or upon graduating only to end up being an unemployable grad because our Government fail to equip them with what is IMPORTANT?

If all these are important to you.. spread the word around and join hands as ASPIRES take it peacefully to the media about our concerns and how we the voices of Malaysia are being ignored for the greater glory of our political parties! 
We are non-partisan and we want to be heard for the sake of our children and our country!

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