THE level of confidence a significant number of Malaysian parents have in public schools seems to be something that needs to be improved. Among those who send their children to national schools, many who can afford it will supplement their children’s education with private tuition.
Is this lack of confidence baseless? Or is it really a grave concern that warrants corrective measures? I have no answer to that, but, drawing from my experience of being an educator myself, I feel that educators should at the very least understand the importance and purpose of what they have to do. To simplify things, I have coined the acronym CAT, which stands for curriculum, assessment and teaching.