04Aug
SDP repeats call for opposition parties to work together, youth wing to focus on engaging younger voters

Singapore Democrats

The SDP embarked on an extensive walkabout this morning covering all the five constituencies it contested in the last elections (Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Yuhua, Holland-Bukit Timah and Marsiling-Yew Tee).

During a media doorstop, Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan repeated the party's call for the opposition to present a coordinated campaign in the coming elections.

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13Jul
SDP: Our education system in dire need of reform; shows how to do it

Singapore Democrats

Our education system is outmoded and does not prepare our students for the future. It is in dire need of reform. 

This case was made by the SDP at the launch of its education policy Educating for Creativity and Equality: An Agenda For Transformation. SDP Chairman Paul Tambyah and Mr Ben Pwee, who joined the SDP earlier this year, presented the party's case.

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06Jul
PAP continues to follow SDP's lead in education reform as party set to launch transformative policy

Singapore Democrats

In 1994, the SDP stated: “A major problem of streaming is the effect of self-fulfilling prophecy...It is not difficult for children in lower streams to feel less valued.”

A quarter-of-a-century later, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung echoed: “Entering a stream that is 'lower' can carry a certain stigma... It becomes self-fulfilling.”

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08Jun
SDP population policy: Hire S'poreans first, retrench S'poreans last

Singapore Democrats

The SDP pushed for reform of the immigration policy which it says allows in too many foreign workers into Singapore to displace local PMETs.

The party made this proposal when it launched its alternative population and immigration policy Building A People: Sound Policies For A Secure Future at its office in Ang M ... Read more »

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School Streaming Should Not Exist in the First Place

15 August 2019   by Joyce Tan

Joyce TanTo an outsider looking in, Singapore is a country of smart people. According to the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, the country’s primary four and secondary two (or US high school year eight equivalent) students led the world in mathematics and science scores. But apart from the performance at standardized tests, there is a vast difference between the educational experiences of the different children in Singapore based on the resources that their parents have at their disposal.