Letters

Educating for Inequality

A quality system for the mass education of the population is the most important requirement for national development.  Our outdated education system is fundamentally flawed in the most egregious way.  Unlike developed nations which strive to educate the masses in a universal and equitable manner, Jamaican policy intentionally perpetuates inequality and disparate treatment as part …

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Wanted: Education for Development and Progress

I write in reference to the standard of the secondary education system in Jamaica. As a university lecturer, and former CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proificiency Examination) Law teacher, I observe that the system is dysfunctional in part because of the undue focus placed on examinations and test-based curricula, as opposed to learning. Accordingly, students in general …

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Prime Minister Golding Should Offer Unqualified Apology to Principals

Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding equated the action of school principals who have proposed and/or implemented what many consider “exorbitant” auxiliary/supplemental or development fees as “extorting parents…” He has, by default, called school administrators extortionists and thereby provided unnecessary distraction and fodder for talking-heads. There are many perks associated with the office of Prime Minister …

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Your Take on Jamaican Creole A Farrago of Nonsense, Mr Franklin

I read the ‘article’ by Franklin Johnston which appeared on the 31st July in the Jamaica Observer with mounting horror and incredulity. How is it possible for such ignorant rantings to find space in [the] newspaper? The author is clearly a stranger to any notions of logic, and moreover makes wild claims about languages in …

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