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Old 15th June 2019, 11:30 AM
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ok,so we know Pilipino ppl are different than us from usa and other places. The truth is as strange as we find the differences the Pilipino ppl have some great attributes. Artistic,smart,mabait. My son here in the u,s, shows extreme talent at engineering,music and dance. It showed at 3. He didn't get it from me,obviously his moms side. This being said,2 yrs in usa has toughened him up but stifled his creativity etc. A yr in pre k here has slowed him down to his classmates who he was 2 yrs ahead of at 3....I think we will go back!!!
This little girl was born in usa.... her dad is the son of an American vet and a pilipina and her mom is bisaya. Watch her talent!!!


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My stepson had the same problem here in Ohio, the public school was teaching in 2nd grade what he had learned in a private Philippine kindergarten
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my son learned at 2 from his mom what pre k just taught and his pre k was private Christian school. I told them they were no good. Needless to say they didn't like it. His mom was teaching him to read at 2-3 and the school here didn't teach it yet. China teaches at 2.5-3 also. My son is very smart,so is his mom....her family is brilliant people.
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Old 20th June 2019, 10:08 PM
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My stepson had the same problem here in Ohio, the public school was teaching in 2nd grade what he had learned in a private Philippine kindergarten
The USA has been falling further and further behind the rest of the world in education for years. It will have serious impacts on the US and even world economy in the very near future as other countries, predominantly Asian, surge ahead due to a cultural bias towards education in these cultures vs the US anti-intellectual bias that shows in some areas.

I read an interesting web page a couple weeks ago that attributed better educational outcomes not to the amount expended, not to the teaching methods, not to the curriculum but to the overall cultural attitudes towards being educated. If a country values education and learning then their educational outcomes will be better independently of amounts spent, delivery methods or anything else.

If I had a young child, I would be making the most of any home based teaching opportunities I could, especially in critical thinking and evaluating information and data.

My 1 year old grandson has a teacher for a mother and she is and will be exposing him to as much educational opportunities as she can. The unfortunate reality in most North American schools, Canada is no exception, is that they teach to the bottom of the class, do great injustice to the top students and pass everyone on a social basis rather than an academic basis.

As a hiring manager I have seen lots of people, many university graduates, who basically got social passes through life and found out the hard way that after school is over good looks, popularity, athletic ability etc. is not all that important as being able too actually deliver services for their wages.

To get back to the Philippines, they have lots of good private schools and even some pretty good public ones and do place a high value on education. However being the Philippines there are also a lot os scam schools out there just charging big bucks er pesos, for a poor quality education, and then exploiting the students for working for low wages or even paying for on job training as "interns" as part of the requirement for graduation.
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wifes sisters are teachers. She is from 10 kids,10 college grads,several marine biologist for govt and a couple engineers. Her dad was mathmetician for coca cola in leyte but didn't make enough so both parents farmed very big because they needed enough to put all the kids thru college. Mom was agriculture grad. Very driven people(family)im very proud of them all. They never ask for a thing.
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.... and a couple engineers. .....
I worked with many OFW engineers when I was in Afghanistan, all pretty good engineers, I would put their technical skills up against any group of North American engineers of similar experience.

BTW I can say the same for the Afghan engineers I worked with. (At least the ones we kept on staff.)

That really makes it difficult for me to understand why, in Canada at least, the engineering associations (licensing boards) make foreign engineers jump through multiple hoops to get a license in Canada. The associations are tasked with regulating the practice of engineering, not controlling the numbers and protecting the incomes of their members.
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I worked with many OFW engineers when I was in Afghanistan, all pretty good engineers, I would put their technical skills up against any group of North American engineers of similar experience.

BTW I can say the same for the Afghan engineers I worked with. (At least the ones we kept on staff.)

That really makes it difficult for me to understand why, in Canada at least, the engineering associations (licensing boards) make foreign engineers jump through multiple hoops to get a license in Canada. The associations are tasked with regulating the practice of engineering, not controlling the numbers and protecting the incomes of their members.
I 1000% agree....her one bro is electrician for Robinsons mall and even if he went abroad he would have too many hoops to jump thru.
Ive made up my mind to go back for my sons sake. Usa is the greatest country on earth overall but now for another couple yrs he can educate in Philippines.
I called state board of education and they told me the first 2 yrs of school in usa are really to get kids socialized. I guess with all our school troubles I can see why!


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..... Usa is the greatest country on earth overall ....
By any objective measure that is simply not true.

The USA ranks low on freedom indexes, especially press freedom indices, low on health outcomes, extremely high on inequality, low on educational outcomes, high in crime and bad in race relations etc.

Remember the full quote."My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.

The USA can be a great country but it needs its people to take a good hard look at what is wrong, what is not working and what works in other countries to become great.

I am not saying that Canada is perfect or that any country is perfect but the USA is far from the greatest country in the world. Canadians are willing to look at what is wrong and try to make it right, Americans tend to start chanting "USA all the way" while ignoring some real problems.
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No denying the Asian people are some of the brightest people in the world.

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From my perspective school in the PI is terrible. I have been living with two teenagers for 4.5 years now and have at least 40 local relatives of all ages going thru school. Private schools and local public schools.

They only go to school 3.5 days per week on average - always a holiday, teachers holiday, teachers retreat, it's raining, it's flooded, kids don't go to school because they say they are not doing anything.

They don't have to study as they can just copy the answers from other students on Facebook for homework and text each other the answers during class.

If they don't pass a class you can just give the teacher 1000 pesos and they pass.

I am not saying America is all that great in education especially since I don't have any personal experience with it for like 35 years. But if you think your kid is being stifled in American schools and the Philippines is better then you should think again. Maybe change schools.

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