Filipino students, without chairs and desks, at a high school in Manila. Photo: AFP

Philippines’ dismal Pisa scores spark soul-searching over state of education

  • Filipino children ranked last in reading and second to last in maths and science in an international survey
  • For the average student, education is a struggle that pits him or her against poverty, bullying, overcrowded classrooms, and even hunger
Topic |   The Philippines
Filipino students, without chairs and desks, at a high school in Manila. Photo: AFP
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