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Government & Education PUBLIC SCHOOLS: the BETTER OPTION

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    And this is the reason for the exodus of teachers from the private schools to the public systems. It’s usually the good ones that make the exit.
     
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    I think that was from another school year. I thought I was referring to the new way of teaching using online resources. I am sure there is a lot of difference. Public school will start Oct.5 yet so the sample story has nothing to do with digital literacy.
     
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    A relative who is a retired elementary school teacher told me in the 2008 time frame that “the language of instruction in our public schools is English”. Maybe that was the way it was supposed to be but I heard even then that this rule was not always enforced. Today I suspect it is not even a rule anymore, given the penchant to favor local native culture and language.

    Be that as it may, the people are not doing their kids any favors in suppressing English;

    1) it is incorrect to associate it it with a colonial mentality because English is international, not the “American” language where many languages are spoken including the one from England, Spanish being a close number 2 followed by a host of others and Tagalog and Cebuano themselves are not rare.

    2) denying kids fluency in the international language just sets them back from kids in other countries who must learn it, even in China. It is a large price to pay to free one’s mindset of a perceived colonial mentality, which it is not; it is an international mentality and that is a good thing.


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    And I have seen too much very poor quality teaching in public schools to rate them. I would rather home school.
     
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    Interesting thread and I did post something awhile back about home schooling. When the Covid restrictions are lifted we intend moving to Valencia but the schooling we have concerns about. My wife is strongly considering doing home school with the Australian curriculum.

    Would be good to hire a teacher and share between a few family's.
     
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    Sorry, yes, I was talking about the hardships a non-local kid would face in the public schools here especially with the addition of the mother tongue in the school curriculum. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve heard that the public schools have more subjects in the mother tongue than private schools have.
     
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    Why would you do that? Unnecessary in my honest opinion. I think you owe the writer an apology because he of she obviously knows the correct form having used it already in in the post. A slip of a typo such as what you have leapt upon is quite ok I think.
     
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    This I don’t understand. If the good teachers are leaving for the public schools because of better pay, why is the quality of education over there still bad?
     
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    Overcrowded classrooms,poor facilities, most students come from not-so-educated families (where everything starts), teachers are burdened with loads of requirements, paper work, parents couldn’t afford private tutors for their children who are often absent because they have nothing to eat, it is raining and they need to cross rivers and climb mountains and countless of other reasons why achieving quality education is a rough road to tred
     
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    Parents pull the shots. It is all up to them.
     
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