Chia Yong Yong, a Nominated Member of Parliament of Singapore, as well as a Singaporean lawyer, is highly respected in the political arena.
Okay back to her proposal:
Well, she technically did not specifically state from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. but she did mention full day…
“No homework, full-day school curriculum to help level playing field”: NMP Chia
Given that most schools start classes at 8 a.m. in the morning, and a full day for adults is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., she probably expects her ideal school to start from 8 a.m. and end at 6 p.m.
Before you guys start your riots, lets first listen to her reasoning:
The most common complaint parents have about school nowadays is the overload of homework. They are unhappy that their children no longer have time with them or for enrichment courses (depending on the parents). So, NMP Chia suggested this solution which would require students to finish their “homework” in school and thus have no homework.
Level the playing field
NMP Chia said in her Budget debate speech on 28th Feb that the current academic model “runs the risk of not harnessing the potential of all our young people” who lacks access to enrichment and tuition classes.
She believes that full-day curriculum in schools can be a “good tool to eliminate a part of that inequity” and “(That way), we have children study together, grow together, spend time together, (creating) greater opportunity to level up, greater opportunity to bond“.
In short, students won’t be able to attend tuition because they got no time for it. Wow…
Well, so some of you (students) will definitely be unhappy, should this suggestion by a Member of Parliament be pushed out. Unfortunately, some parents and the older generation may like this idea, “Back in my time….”