MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 120
despotism of mind
innovators or servants
tuitions and tests
This morning my nine year plus grand-daughter went to school to do her test for “gifted children”. I am surprised that school children are divided and streamed so early in life. Educators are acting as creators in giftedness; hope these tests do no harm to these young minds. She walked into the class unprepared, with the advice that it did not matter much whether the school selected her or not. Asian children often receive excessive tuitions.
The first line was taken from John Stuart Mill, with my reading of Matt Ridley`s essay on “The Evolution of Education.