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Comparing Philippine's Education to Other Countries

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liquido

I was told the rich send there children to private schools here and the super rich send there children to 1st world countries for there education...

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Bob in Iligan

We live in Alaska.  Rural Alaska.  On the road system, but definitely rural. 

The closest school is 17th percentile, tied with Mexico if you convert their national scores to the international PISA equivalent.  At one of the highest costs in the country.  So a Cadillac price tag, third world results. 

But it is the strongest protection of homeschoolers in the nation.  A special law says they cannot make us register for anything, make us take tests, pass any teaching certification, they cannot even ask questions about the curriculum.

In the Philippines, nobody has cause to ask.  We maintain our residency in Alaska legally.  All that requires is staying six months. 

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3 hours ago, Bob in Iligan said:

We live in Alaska.  Rural Alaska.  On the road system, but definitely rural. 

The closest school is 17th percentile, tied with Mexico if you convert their national scores to the international PISA equivalent.  At one of the highest costs in the country.  So a Cadillac price tag, third world results.

OK. From what you said, I thought you were talking about your state's schools in general, but it appears you are just talking about your local schools.

On 3/14/2019 at 5:46 PM, Bob in Iligan said:

This year's round of tests placed our elementary schools at 50th out of the 50 states.   47th in math.  Last place in combination.  The worst schools in the nation, hoo-rah! 

However, Alaska has no excuse for ending up at 48 of 50 states in the current NAEP listing. I can see poor states like Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and New Mexico ending up at the bottom of the heap (which they did). They simply have a hard time paying for a decent education for their children. But Alaska is one of the richest states. What is their excuse? They certainly have the money to pay for the best education in the country. Why is education in Alaska not prioritized higher? Maybe the state should cut back on how much they hand out to their residents, and spend some money upgrading their educational system.

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MickyG

Maybe the cannot bribe enough high quality teachers to live in Alaska. Very remote, even in these times of improved infrastructure 

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Maybe. Then close the schools and everybody can home school. The only other option is boarding schools, and that probably wouldn't be a very inviting option for most people.

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