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    Default DR at the bottom of PISA education ranking

    72 countries and around 540,000 students participated in PISA tests, DR scored STONE COLD DEAD LAST.
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/12/0...miento-escolar

    more details can be found here:
    http://www.oecd.org/pisa/

    summary of results here:
    http://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisa-2015-results-in-focus.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    72 countries and around 540,000 students participated in PISA tests, DR scored STONE COLD DEAD LAST.
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/12/0...miento-escolar

    more details can be found here:
    http://www.oecd.org/pisa/

    summary of results here:
    http://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisa-2015-results-in-focus.pdf
    OUCH!!

    maybe it is time to up the 4% for education.

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    Seeing as much of the 4% is being spent on school buildings (i.e. juicy contracts and kickbacks) and jeepetas and top-range smartphones for ministry officials, what's the big surprise?*

    A relative who lives in a provincial town was impressed by the new school facilities and attracted by the prospect of the extended school day so they enrolled their child in the state school. By October they had already taken her out and put her in a private school, mainly because the school would close every time it rained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    72 countries and around 540,000 students participated in PISA tests, DR scored STONE COLD DEAD LAST.
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/12/0...miento-escolar

    more details can be found here:
    http://www.oecd.org/pisa/

    summary of results here:
    http://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisa-2015-results-in-focus.pdf
    What else? Expected, unfortunately no surprise...

    Barber to me: where have you been?

    Me: Bahia de las Aguilas.

    Barber: Ah, que bueno. Samana...

    They don't even now what is beyond the letrina in their backyard... not even their own little country. What do you expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya View Post
    Seeing as much of the 4% is being spent on school buildings (i.e. juicy contracts and kickbacks) and jeepetas and top-range smartphones for ministry officials, what's the big surprise?
    and recent rains on the NC showed that many of those school buildings are completely worthless: built in vulnerable areas, badly constructed and plagued with filtration issues.

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    Vast majority of Dominicans cannot read and write. A country without a library system. There really are no books other than Tom Clancy novels discarded by tourists. School closings due to rain makes Dominican sense as we know getting wet causes all sorts of grippes. Reading is not seen as necessary or important. Sad and no changes on the horizon. The poor public ed system will keep the DR a third world country.Hate to be so pessimistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribmike View Post
    What else? Expected, unfortunately no surprise...

    Barber to me: where have you been?

    Me: Bahia de las Aguilas.

    Barber: Ah, que bueno. Samana...

    They don't even now what is beyond the letrina in their backyard... not even their own little country. What do you expect?
    Maybe they don't know where Bahia de las Aguilas is but I'm pretty sure that they know where Nueva Yol is.

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    Nueva Yol is the country where are Boston, Washington and Miami in, everybody knows that

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    Vast majority of Dominicans cannot read and write. A country without a library system. There really are no books other than Tom Clancy novels discarded by tourists. School closings due to rain makes Dominican sense as we know getting wet causes all sorts of grippes. Reading is not seen as necessary or important. Sad and no changes on the horizon. The poor public ed system will keep the DR a third world country.Hate to be so pessimistic.
    zoom, you are not being pessimistic. you are being realistic. i blogged about this years ago, predicting no change in the education system...EVER! *a country that stages a competition to design a classroom desk is not a serious place.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    72 countries and around 540,000 students participated in PISA tests, DR scored STONE COLD DEAD LAST.
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/12/0...miento-escolar

    more details can be found here:
    http://www.oecd.org/pisa/

    summary of results here:
    http://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisa-2015-results-in-focus.pdf

    If you spend some time in these schools, the scores are not surprising. I'm amazed if any learning goes on and the parents are just as apathetic. It's a mystery to me why they even go through the charade of sending the kids to school with uniforms, etc. It's a pointless exercise depending on the school.

    I've got a 9 year old boy in the house and it's an ongoing disagreement to get the kid his required books. I'm willing to pay, but it's getting to the point where I'll need to go with the kid to school, get the list of books, and buy them. I suspect they will just get dumped behind a bush at some point because carrying them is a burden. It's a real WTF situation. The kicker is that my girlfriend is more worried about him walking in the "hot sun" despite the fact that I walk it everyday in under 5 minutes without concern. (It might be that he's dark skinned and she doesn't want him any darker. It's defies reality).

    I compare this to Nicaragua and there's no comparison. The families are actively involved and pay a far greater portion of their family income for the children. The children have what they need by one way or another. Every grade that they advance is celebrated.

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