Susan Elliot has spent three decades in education and taught thousands of students. She is bright, articulate, and has a great sense of humor. She teaches social studies and history to mainstream and hearing-impaired students-all in the same classroom. Her unique ability to teach social studies and history to both “regular” and hearing-impaired students in the same classroom is a remarkable display of master teaching.
An utter disgrace. Education officials in Singapore can stay on their fucking perch. It’s such a crying shame most people here won’t hear her speak.
In other news, they continued preaching tolerance and diversity here.
Update: Ah, so now they’ve retracted the retraction. Their explanation makes no sense at all though:
In reply to a query by The Online Citizen over the incident, the MOE said “the withdrawal of our invitation to Ms Susan Elliot was a mistake on our part” which resulted from “our misunderstanding about the need for interpreters and her professional experience.”
At least Susan Elliot was gracious enough to accept the invitation again. A positive outcome overall.