This article was published in The Straits Times on June 2, 2018.
By Viswa Sadasivan
A study by the Institute of Policy Studies conducted late last year showed that the sharpest divisions in Singapore may now be based on socioeconomic class rather than race.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently highlighted the Education Minister's observation that top schools such as Raffles Institution (RI) are "less diverse" (Singapore at a turning point; May 17). He gave the assurance that the Government is non-ideological and pragmatic, and willing to try anything that works to improve social mobility.
This issue is best addressed upstream. I am heartened by efforts to make pre-school education more accessible.