Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Education is not a doll played with the politics

Dear Editor: I would like to express my opinion about "Gov't to extend
compulsory education to 12 years in 2009: Su" posted on February
28th, 2007.
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely yours,
Helen Tai, Chi
Name: Tai Chi
Phone Number: 0982961390
Address: No.12, Alley 34, Lane 120, Fonghua St., Pingtung City, Pingtung County 900, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Education is not a doll played with the politics
I believe many people were impressed a lot that President Chen Shui-Bian proclaimed his policy of prolong the obligatory education period to 12 years when running for president in 2000. However, nothing has happened while many of the problems in the current nine-year compulsory education have yet been solved. And now, the same plans just announced by Premier Su, who just officially proclaimed his decision to seek the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's candidacy for the 2008 presidential race, are nothing but "empty plates" without substance. The so-called "Compulsory Education" possess with the intension and spirit of "No Entrant Exams, Free and Obligatory Education." Yet, looking back at our country's financial dilemma, under the straitened circumstance of national financial affairs, I really wonder whether the government has conducted the cost effective analysis or not. If the government has no faith in providing its citizens a good and qualitative education, then stop exploiting education issues with its sights set on the forthcoming presidential election in March next year. Otherwise, it will be a doll-like educational policy mocked by its citizens and do harm to our country.


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