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Removing Kids From KBSR

There. I made the decision. No more KBSR program for my kids. I have informed the current private school that my kids are attending right now that I will be removing the kids from the school and intend to place them in another one.

Am keen on putting them on a homeschooling program run by a nearby church. Yeah, I am not a Christian but the thing is that faith is not a big issue. They will decide in their own time what kind of God they want to believe in and as long as it is good for their souls, then it should be alright with me. I am fine with it. So what if they are Christians and I am a Buddhist. As long as we love each other and respect each other, it is OK.

I share my thoughts about religion with my kids a lot, so...not much difference.

The most important thing is for them to actually learn something in school. The thing with the Malaysian education system is that students don't learn practical things. They don't learn at their own pace - yes, not even in a private school where we pay an insane amount of money for primary (supposedly free) education for the kids.

Some of you might say that I am anal about this. Maybe.

If you looked at the schooling system here, the only important subject is languages, maths, science and history (maybe geography as well). The core subjects. The other subjects DO have their own importance but they should not drag the grades of other subjects down.

I don't want to go too deeply into this issue. The point is that I am embarking on a new adventure. Not only is this a new school but it is a whole new learning system we are talking about here.

I hope this works out. Really, I do.

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