how does your government treat education??

@jolope (988)
Philippines
April 27, 2007 9:30am CST
i've seen a documentary about the education here in my country and i must say that it really sucks! i mean, most of the politicians promote education but there are more and more that are not educated. it is very important because we cant get anywhere without any knowledge whatsoever. at least teach people how to read and write. i am bothered with my country's education system.. i want to help but i dont know where to start or if my willingness will materialize. i pity those who didn't have a chance and i salute those who strive just to get to school.. how about your country?is the education very well organized, is it funded? how can we help through our little ways?
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@dineskie (155)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
Yes, I must agree with you. Here in the Philippines, education is not that valued by the government. Many are suffering from illiteracy and because of that, the more and more they lower down their financial status. Even in public schools, although many had been given the opportunity to go to school because of cheap tuition fees, still the quality of learning is not enough. I visited one public school and they only have half day classes so they really don't have enough time to learn more. Although there are very few good students there, many are still finding many subjects difficult, especially English subject. I don't know how much is the budget for public school by the government but I think it really needs lot of improvements like the books and so on.
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@dineskie (155)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
To further explain, the reason why in the public school I have gone in only has half-day classes because another group of students will use the room in the afternoon. The school really has many students and yet so many few classrooms that is why for others to have rooms and chairs to sit in, they sacrifice their learning time.
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@hazelle (134)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
Yes its really sad not to long ago our educational system was considered one of the best. I wonder why it deteriorated? I also noticed that the more days they have classes i remember 180 plus days in a school year before now its 200 plus and still students are getting any better of so clearly its not the answer yet now they have catch up classes on saturdays for holidays they take. They are equating quantity with quality that is clearly not the case and I am certainly unimpressed with several teachers these days.
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