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The crisis in Philippine education began 120 years ago

In the results of the 2022 Pisa study on the state of learning and equity in education worldwide released last Dec. 5, the average scores of Filipino 15-year-old students were about the same as those in 2018.  There was no significant change in the rankings of students scoring below a baseline level of proficiency (Level...


How to set yourself up for success

For most people, there’s no arguing that success is a magnificent obsession. It’s a powerful psychological driver, not just because you find self-worth in your achievements but also because of the value society places on them. But it’s good to remind yourself that success isn’t a one-size-fits-all scenario. There’s no general formula of success for...


Is it true that 90% of Filipino 10-year-olds can’t read?

In 2019, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) and the World Bank introduced the notion of a “learning poverty rate,” or the share of children who cannot read or comprehend a simple text at the age of 10.  Figures that emerged before the coronavirus pandemic indicated that the average learning poverty rate...