I saw this on the news
Sara said: "The school has already accepted me and I was asked to go down to the school to collect a letter of acceptance. The principal saw me and she was like shocked to see that I was slightly overweight. At that time, she asked me if I could take my weight and height. She told us that there were two criteria that I did not meet. One that I was overweight and two that I had failed in my maths."
So now, on top of having good results, weight is an issue? It is revealed in the article that Schools are measured by a "Sports Participation Index".
What's next? A "Attractiveness" Index? Ugly kids need not apply.
Principals may be dissuaded from accepting unfit students because it might lower their index grade.
Is it me, or does schools in Singapore feel more like factories churing out students, based on a set of accepted factory standards (indexes and ranking) and quotas?
Make X number of Students with Y, Z qualities. Repeat.
As if the school ranking system is not enough, now this?
I feel that for all this article is worth, the real tragedy is that the name of the School is not revealed. No accountablility at all.
Public Officials, especially if they made a mistake, should at least be named. More so for those who educate our kids. What a shame.