Philippines lags behind peers in basic education spending

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Philippine Star

Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star January 23, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The basic education spending levels in the Philippines continue to fall behind in the region, contributing to the country’s poor performance in international standardized student assessments. In a recent study, state-run think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said public spending per student in the primary and secondary education levels lags behind those of other countries in Asia Pacific. This even as total education expenditures in the country had increased by 6.4 percent annu…

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