Sunday, August 23, 2015

We Are A Nation of 5th graders

What is the current state of Philippine education? . . . “A nation of ‘fifth graders,’” the late Dr. Josefina R. Cortes, former dean of University of the East College of Education, said of our country that has long suffered from poor learning outcomes. . . Evidence of this is aplenty: Please see Philippine Daily Inquirer, Aug. 24, 2015. . . All these form part of the apoy sa ilalim and apoy sa ibabaw solutions that will help this country leapfrog from being a nation of fifth graders to a country of achievers and high-skilled professionals in the foreseeable future. . . . (Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco, PhD., is a faculty member of the Department of Linguistics of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.). . . For my part, as a high school expelled student of some 65 years ago, I said it before, I say it again: our sick system of education does not only reflect who are as a sick people, but also what we are as a sick nation. In this already 21st century, we are the only people in all of Asia who are still hoping, waiting, and praying for a Savior to save us from the horrors of our own sick values and sick beliefs; also to save us away from daily graft and corruption - while we are proud of our sick population explosion as inspired via our rejection of civilization! Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

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