A Decade and Billions Lost
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Finland - Country Note - PISA 2018 Results
The Philippines went through an education reform during the present decade. Unfortunately, the reforms have nothing to show. The Philippines ranked either at the bottom or near the bottom in reading comprehension, math and science. Years of education reform have been spent on a new curriculum on basic education that included tracking of students in separate tracks at the end of high school. A large amount of money have been spent on a new curriculum and seminars for teachers with no good results. Philippine basic education, as seen through the lens of PISA 2018, provides poor learning outcomes through a system characterized by high inequity. A decade and billions in funds have been wasted on an education reform that does not recognize that the most important factor in any educational system is the teacher.