Originally Posted by RainStorm
The Phillipines doesn't have a K-12 program?
It does seem that there is a public school system in the Phillipines:
"In August 2001, Republic Act 9155, otherwise called the Governance of Basic Education Act, was passed transforming the name of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) to the Department of Education (DepEd) and redefining the role of field offices (regional offices, division offices, district offices and schools). RA 9155 provides the overall framework for (i) school head empowerment by strengthening their leadership roles and (ii) school-based management within the context of transparency and local accountability. The goal of basic education is to provide the school age population and young adults with skills, knowledge and values to become caring, self-reliant, productive and patriotic citizens.
In 2005, the Philippines spent about US$138 per pupil compared to US$3,728 in Japan, US$1,582 in Singapore and US$852 in Thailand.
In January 2009, DepEd signed a memorandum of agreement with the United States Agency for International Development to seal $86*million assistance to Philippine education, particularly the access to quality education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and the Western and Central Mindanao regions.
There are three stages of compulsory education in the Philippines. These are:
Preschool and elementary — consists of 7 years of education.
Junior high school — consists of 4 years of education.
Senior high school — consists of additional 2 years of education."
but students in rural area have less access for a variety of reasons :
Maybe the OP will come back and enlighten us, and perhaps share his own thoughts on this question....