Reasons To Homeschool In The Philippines

Reasons To Homeschool In The Philippines 


2018 PISA Assessment:

A 2018 study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tested a representative population of 15-year-old Filipino students and found them last in reading comprehension among 79 countries. The students surveyed, in a country that claims 98% literacy, hardly fared any better in science and mathematics either: they were a poor second to the last at 78th place.

Even top students performed poorly:

The 2018 PISA study also found a small difference between high and low-achieving students in the Philippines. In the country as in Kosovo and Morocco, "even the highest-performing students scored only around the OECD average," said the report. 

It's not only a matter of academic performance:

In the Philippines, 65% of students reported being bullied at least a few times a month, compared to 23% on average across OECD countries. 

Socialization is the process whereby children assimilate the beliefs, attitudes and behaviors of their peers. 

If bad behavior, poor study skills and poor academic performance are the norms within the system, then any child sent into that system will assimilate those norms and those who do not will be bullied relentlessly...until they do.

The assessment results are evidence that this is exactly what is happening. 

Given the pandemic and other issues, it is a certainty that the intervening years since the assessment have not shown improvement in performance. 

For those who wish to continue with public schooling I recommend Jiu-Jitsu or judo training for your children.

It will do great things for their discipline and confidence and is clinically proven to make bullies engage in serious self examination (when they make the mistake of attacking a student trained in martial arts).

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