MOE protects principals, but is excessively harsh on teachers
Posted by temasektimes on June 25, 2012
As a former teacher, I am a insider to policies of MOE. MOE protects principals but is excessively harsh on teachers. There are many male teachers who got terminated just because of some exaggerated and unfounded complaints from female students. This is definitely a serious case of sexual grooming if the person involved is a teacher. Many male teacher in a less severe case will get a E grade and get terminated
Besides, It is a common practice for principals to damn a male teacher by setting him up using female students. Very often, a HOD or principal will assign the worst class with the most Ah Lian for the targeted teacher. This provides a inevitable environment of conflict between teacher and students.
In such environment it is very simple to screw the career of male teachers. Very often, the principals and HOD would just need to summon those Ah Lian after she receives disciplinary actions from the teacher, and entice her to complain about that teacher. To damn a male teacher, the principal or HOD would tried marshalling the girl and to frame whatever complains into sexual context.
The targeted teacher fate is sealed.
*The above was first posted as a comment on The Temasek Times.