I am quite an authority to write on the the performance of the various ministers of educations. My eldest is 26 and my youngest is 7. There are six in between the two. And I am current, having children in the primary, secondary and university. They are in public as well as private institutions.
I have seen najib, Anwar, and many that did not even make an impressions that I cannot even remember their names.
Over the last 21 years, I can conclude that quality education is expensive. I have seen my money going towards the children educations instead of buying a nice abode, a horse or a boat.
I have seen money going to collapsed roofs, policy announcements with make ups and props for the gasing spinners. I have seen DGs who were screwed up mongrels.
Hishamuddin in my opinion is the most refreshing and has done more then pure rhetorics and grinning. You know he grins a fair bit. Ask my 11 yearold who her idol is, and her answer is surprise, suprise mr smiley. This is not without reasons. The National School she goes to is I must say is near world class. Not the building and infrastructure but the way education is going on in the premises. Minus the rote learning in religious classes, schools have been interesting to the new generation kids. Schools with robotics, and drama, and choir and musics must be interesting.
The girls competed in the world robotoc competition where they became runners up. That is not all, you could see that the competition at national and state level were intense and lots opf fun. Malaysia made an impression in this world meet.
His affable nature cuts down barriers with children . He is a natural children minister. Imagine 10 years from now when these children are eligible to vote. Hishamudin will be prime minister hands down.
In my opinion the Kris issue was an overblown and unfair attempt at crucifying Hisham. I could not find that symbol of that Kris offensive. He is just unlucky that anything UMNO has to be attacked. Anything purely malay has to be lynched.
The decision to allow children to go to internationl stream is wise. There are other things I want the minister to do, teach mandarin and english, go single session. Allow malay schools to be establish and let the Sek Kebangsaan to be the Malaysian malaysia school.
Make education a constitutional rights and make it free.