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Hope for Basic Education

An appalling indicator of the poor state of basic education in the Philippines is the finding by the Department of Education that around 130 textbooks in English language instruction and the social sciences proposed by publishers for use in public schools are full of grammatical errors.

—"Editorial: Substandard textbooks" (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 27 August 2005)
When errors in a textbook were featured in newspapers last year, the knee-jerk reaction of people from the Department of Education was to deny that there were any errors at all, and that the one who called attention to the errors was blackmailing them. Well, it seems that much progress has been made since then. There is hope...

Category: Education

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