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Chile has the most socio-economic segregated education system of OECD members

Wednesday, September 14th 2011 - 06:53 UTC
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The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) names Chile the most socio-economically segregated country regarding education opportunities. The annual report released this week shows that private schools receive the most funding from the government and these schools have the least socioeconomic integration. Read full article


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  • xbarilox

    “Chile has the most socio-economic segregated education system of OECD members” nah, how can this be true??? they are the first world.

    Sep 14th, 2011 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    xbarilox, we never claimed to be first world, there is way to go to reach that.
    What is for sure, is that your comment filled with FIRST CLASS rancorousness reflects third world thinking par excellence.

    If you are really interested in the status quo of the education in Chile compared to the OECD members, you can check the official and fresh report here, which will not show such a negatively partial article here (its the trend to beat on the chilean educational system, it sells):

    We are not always on the tail of the meassuring and do several times outpace developped countries in several indicators .

    Like for example Austria, Germany in percentage of Population that has attained tertiary education for the group of 25-34 aged)

    Or even more exteme outbalancing Austria, Germany, Norway, Luxembourg, UK, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, Iceland in percentage of Population that has attained tertiary Education for the group of 25-34 aged)

    Check this on page 30 and 32.

    Interestingly on some studies, they take non-OECD members for comparisons, like Argentina and Brasil. In that cases, we sometimes do really look like first world, even this might not be reality... yet. ;)

    Sep 14th, 2011 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    So Chilean private schools receive, on average, more state funding than do the state schools, on average.
    Seems strange, though not impossible.

    Whilst I am not averse to the state topping-up the funds for private schools, everything being equalised (like funding being related to the number of students, teachers, etc) the totality of funding that the state schools individually receive should ALWAYS greatly exceed the individual private top-ups.

    One key question is
    'how much does a family pay per term/year for their child to attend a private school'?
    Another might be
    'what percentage of total school costs does parential contribution cover'?

    This is a real snake-pit of a Mercopress article.
    I think there might be a Mercopress snake in the pit.

    Sep 14th, 2011 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    I'm amazed that people still take that OECD institution seriously.

    Sep 14th, 2011 - 10:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    teeheehee upalalá! do you want some candy?

    Sep 15th, 2011 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    the OECD research and publications on education profiles across the developed and developing world are profoundly good, the best available, by far.
    What we have here is a Mercopress writer who is being a little bit naughty, somebody who has been too lazy to extract the sense available within a big document. This is typical of an article written by an office junior with 'an agenda' - hence my comment at#3.

    Sep 15th, 2011 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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