High cost of education


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  • joboni96

    plus k+12 additional expenses

    that will osy this time a generation of pilipinos
    osy = out of school youth

    parents cannot afford 3 more years of expenses
    that is per child

    3 x 4 = 12 more years per family

    go figure pnoy lihis na daan
    and his miseducated education experts

  • umbrarchist

    How much would a National Recommended Reading List cost? 100 books for kindergarten, 200 for 1st grade, 300 for 2nd grade and so on etc. That would be fewer than 10,000 books for K-12. The problem is all of the authors and publishers who did not get into the list would be angry.

    Is education really about controlling the distribution of knowledge and maintaining the class structure. The problem with these tablet computers is what to load on them.

  • agaylaya

    These are examples of costs of SCHOOLING, not costs of education. When you enroll in a school, you are buying schooling services and not education. You may or you may not acquire education when you buy schooling services. In fact schooling is not a prerequisite in order for anyone to have education. Look at the itemized list of “schooling” services and most of them have nothing to do with acquiring education at all.

    So why are we paying so much for schooling? It is because schooling, as a form of technology, inordinately acquired “franchise” status when government granted it exclusive rights through the approval of curriculum, and the accompanying rights to issue grades and diplomas. The government made it even worse by granting groups of schools the power to accredit other schools.

    Schooling services are the only services in the world where you are given grades and certificates for buying the services. Some people actually do not know whether they are buying the services or the grades. Or worse, they are duped into believing that they are buying education when in fact they are only buying schooling services.

    High end schools have also acquired exclusive “club” status. The tuition fees they charge can be likened to club fees or membership fees. You really do not need to be a member of the club in order to acquire education. It is the brand name you are paying for and the social status that goes with it.

    As a technology, schooling is just one of many ways by which a person may acquire education. It is mainly characterized by the use of graded curricula and issuance of diplomas and certificates. There are many other cheaper ways to get education than buying schooling services. It is about time that government should remove the “franchise” status of schooling and let other education technologies to emerge and develop.

  • Benjamin Vallejo Jr

    UPIS is cheap but is excellent enough. Unfortunately it is the most exclusive of all basic education schools in PH. The next President of the Philippines will likely be a product of this school.

  • AlzheimersC

    Exclusive schools cater to the needs of exclusive businesses in our country, mapa-Ayala man or Sy or Trump( in other words para sa pangangailangan ng mga foreigner at mga umaastang foreigner) sorry na lang sa mga walang pera. :)

  • upupperclassman

    These are what you called “learning store”. Do you really need a tablet or i-pad to go to school? They are fashionable and commercial.

  • josh_alexei

    Sorry to say, but in our Province of 15 million souls only 3 % of our Students are enrolled in Private schools (exclusive, girls or boys) and other Faith Base Schools) 38 % in Catholic Schools and the reamainder in Public Schools…Public Schools and Catholic schools are all equally equipped and funded to 100 % by the the Taxpayers (publicly) while all other schools, fees are Tax deductibles…

    And to make Publicly funded Schools Equal, Capital Contribution from Individuals are not allowed a good example of this is contribution by rich parents in a rich area schools for better facilities are not allowed as this will offset the balance…Parents can donate the money to the Ministry of Education for the General Funding, since students can only enroll within their area to facilitate Transportation and proper distribution of Students..and to do proper limitation of students per class. Allotment per student per school year is in the average of $ 11-12 thousands.

  • josh_alexei

    And on top of this, Children from low income families and from single parents home, (as assessed from their income tax returns) will get an allowance of up to $500 a month up to 6 years old and $ 400 a month thereafter as long as they stay in school…if out of school they will be reassessed and investigated the reasons why the kids dropped out of school…

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