Much acrimony has emanated from the Return Our CPF protest at Hong Lim Park last Saturday. As complex and difficult as things are, let us focus on what we can all learn from the episode.
Instead of trying to de-emphasize the importance of degrees, the government should focus its main attention on job creation for locals. The proliferation of university degrees, many of which are offered by private institutions, is not the problem here. The problem is underemployment experienced by qualified PMETs which is due to government policies as opposed to having many people with university degrees.
In school, we have sex education classes for teenagers. But what about sex education classes for parents? Surely, if we want parents to be able to educate their kids well on matters of the heart and the flesh, they should also be provided with sex education classes.