... but the system fails nonetheless. The gap between private and public schools is abysmal and the overall level in high schools is mediocre.There are some good public schools and the rest don´t get the resources they clearly need. In a way standardized tests would show this and force schools to be at a certain level. More than an obligation or a requirement these test would help to show the level which a student is at. While high schools leave a lot to wish for, universities don´t. All the universities have an excellent niveau ( the University of Buenos Aires most of all) but 30% of students fail or drop out. Mostly because they weren´t prepared. So how can we solve this?
Jul 21, 2018
Greetings, fellow Ambassadors, As we know, the July 2018 topic for the Roundtable Discussion is Education Funding. I recently came across this extremely informative resource about education funding. The resource explores how funding has changed over time, and provides statistical data in understanding the changes made over the local, state, and federal level in the USA. Article: http://apps.urban.org/features/education-funding-trends/ As mentioned on their website, the data they they collected "measured the progressivity of school funding as the ratio of two weighted averages of each district’s per-student revenue: (1) weights are the number of poor students; and (2) weights are the number of nonpoor students. For example, an estimate of 1.1 would imply that, on average, poor students attend districts that receive 10 percent more in per-student funding than the districts nonpoor students attend. " (source: http://apps.urban.org/features/education-funding-trends/) What do you all feel about this article and the information put forward by them? Ambassadors belonging to other nationalities, how does education funding work in your country? Could you please share your insights, or any other resources or articles you find valuable? Thank you so much for all your inputs!