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Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's called discipline and it's a deterrent

From TODAY, Voices
Wednesday, 25-March-2009

Letter from Duncan Edwards

Having witnessed the increased lack of discipline in British schools, lack of respect for authority and the increasing number of teenage knife attacks, then far from the use of the cane deterring foreign talent, I think Singapore’s school discipline may actually attract parents.

When Dr Rachel Kraut asked “What sort of repercussions will the witnessing of this event have on other students?”

Quite simply, they will think, “I’m not going to do that, else I will get caned!”

It’s called discipline. Carry on, schools. Singapore has a respectful, decent, honest society that we should be proud of.