Remember when we were young, playing our "masak masak" (childhood game) syiok syiok we can say " i dontwant to play already" then syiok syiok we can say" ok ok, i can continue to play".
and this is exactly how i feel about our Education Ministry's ways of so called drafting their policy that will have the immense effect upon my children, my friends' children and my friends' friends' children and my neighbour's children and those children that i dont even know.
May be they think, the children all too small and too kind that they can always be treated like guinea pigs, they cannot take their frustration to the street, they cannot form this group or that group to champion their rights, so they (Edu Dept)say never mind, we test this out first lah, if after few years, it cannot work, or the people are furious with our policy,which will put the popularity of the government of the day at stake,then say we can change again lah.
For the last six or (sick)years, we as parents were trying hard to make sure that our children can master the Science and Math subjects in English, and suddenly they came out and telling us this "Sorry folks, this policy is a total failure" we should revert to the previous one. Why is this so. one may ask. Why is the policy that has the utmost importance of our children's future be implemented, scrapped and that's it.
The most funny and bizzare piece of news is that,they conceded that the policy was a failure, and yet they said, we would wait untill year 2012 for the reversion. Looks like a failed policy needs another 1095 days to be made good. Why do they again let our chidren be tagged along with a failed policy for another 3 years?
My poor sons, when they get to secondary level,they will have to brace for another challenge, Math and Science in another medium, another 2 years,another medium is used again. Sorry i forget to stress this, maybe another change of government in the future, will be another change of education policy again.
As general, we all must agree that,the standard of our English language among our children is taking a nose dive faster than we could ever imagine, and with the blur and blurer education policy, our children have more to worry and the parents will have more to be concern.
As far as i am concerned, Education Policy must always have the prime concern for our children's future, we cannot make Education Policy just to please certain group of people, it is for the good of our nation.Even if the education policy is not a popular one but it is good for the children's future, against all odds, we must forge ahead. The government of the day must even wager its political's popularity if the education policy is really good for the children's future, even if it means we can only see the result in 10 or even 20 years from now.
P/S : All i can say is that, they dont really care about us (sorry MJ, i pinjam your line)