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Of Education and Meritocracy (Part 1)

I refer to Teach Less Learn More – Lessons Learnt Part 1.

The writer raises a very interesting point on how our education system has now evolved into a mindless battleground for parents to pit their kids against each other. 394 more words


'Tweaks' won't fix S'pore meritocracy

SUGGESTIONS that Singapore is fixing its meritocracy – mooted in an commentary by Professor Kenneth Paul Tan of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore – implies that something must be broken. 1,277 more words

Current Affairs

How the Myth of Meritocracy has Perpetuated Gender Inequality in Academia

Despite claims to award university appointments based on meritocracy alone, gender inequality continues to impact the number of women in leadership positions at universities. In theory, meritocracy should be a fair policy to follow when considering candidates for a leadership position. 417 more words


The Literary Canon and Constructive Dialogue: Can Burke be of Assistance?

Note: this essay was drafted some time ago, and I am to some degree dissatisfied with it. For one thing, there are some rather ugly uses of the… 2,037 more words

Critique & Commentary

Justice: what's the right thing to do?

Justice: what’s the right thing to do? Episode 08: “What’s a fair start?” (2009)

Michael Sandel on: “Why we shouldn’t trust markets in our civic life… 41 more words

Meritocracy, feminism and affirmative action

I’ve heard, more and more often, critiques of feminism in the “modern day”. That it’s no longer necessary. That quotas are only there to pander to the public and that they deprive those more deserving of the same position. 22 more words