Sam Choon-Yin’s book entitled¬†Private Education Singapore : Contemporary Issues and Challenges is a very enlightening read not just for stakeholders in the Private Education Industry but also parents who have serious concerns about their child’s education.

This book is not completely unbiased, the author is after all a Dean of PSB Academy. But it is generally speaking the most objective piece of work so far on this industry.

One small bugbear of mine is that the author painstakingly alleges discrimination from the industry as well as poor management practices of the Private Education Institutions (PEIs) for the pay and employment gap faced by private degree holders. But let’s be candid lah – An economy cannot run solely on discrimination alone, a $600 pay gap in Singapore between local degree holders and private degree holders cannot be magically hand-waved away by allegations of discrimination because hiring private degree holders would …