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The Online Citizen

Why do teachers stop wanting to be teachers?

By Choenix If I were as highly acclaimed as Steven Levitt, I’ll ask for the statistics of the number of teachers who have left the profession and check if the increased monetary incentives over the years have slowed down the attrition rates among teachers. If increasing monetary incentives to the teachers cannot slow down attrition rates, perhaps money is not …

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Globalization and its impact on Singapore family values

By Ney Reed Organic – adj; Relating to natural way a system works; living nature of living things; not synthetic; constitutional in the structure/make up of something; of which source are alive; of which outcomes are alive; unadulterated; natural disposition. Culture – noun; Comes from from the Latin word colo, -ere, with its root meaning “to cultivate”. Relating to “the …

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Foreign labour policy & income disparity in Singapore

By Edmund There has been a disconnect between the profits of businesses and the wages of ordinary Singaporeans in recent years. While corporate profits have increased, the wages of Singaporean workers, except for those at the higher end, have barely budged in real terms. In addition, income disparity in Singapore has increased. The lowest 20% of income earners or 300,000 …

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Singapore’s declining birth rate

By Epilogos Incredible, but true. Singapore is too expensive a place to have a baby, so many young couples in Singapore think. This is in spite of the fact that in Singapore, both couple – husband and wife – are more likely to hold down a paid job. A new acronym, DINKS, has been invented to describe couples with jobs …

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Blogs, bloggers, blogging

By Raymond Deputy editor of The Straits Times, Felix Soh, once said, “You can check the government until your paper gets closed down. Then you lose your job and everybody loses their job too…you got to be very realistic, if you want to engage the government, you have to do it on the political arena. You got to accept that …

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“Please, get out of my elite uncaring face.”

  By Charissa “Please, get out of my elite uncaring face.” -Wee Shu Min I am sure many people recognized this quote by Miss Wee. After all, the Wee Shun Min saga has been one of the most widely debated topics in Singapore. The whole issue started when Derek Wee published his rejected letter to the straits times on his …

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