The Problem of Rural Education in the Philippines (Reaction Paper)

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The Problem of Rural Education in the Philippines Josh Weinstein

About 80% of the Filipino poor live in the rural areas of the country. These are towns located deep in the mountains and the rice fields. The population density in the rural parts of the country is low, and there is a corresponding deficiency in schools and classrooms. Public school is free, but families still cannot afford to send their children for a complicated network of reasons. In this editorial for the Pinoy Press, one author delineates the key issue:
With around 65 million Filipinos or about 80 percent of the population trying to survive on 96 pesos ($2) or less per day, how can a family afford the school uniforms, the transportation to and from school,
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Is this goal of our constitution was able to realized? What are the actions of our government with regards to this prevailing problem?
In the article, it was stated that the average income of the family per diem ranges to ninety-six pesos ($2). Can a family without dependent children can survive with this average income? How much more is the family having four or much worst twelve siblings? How can they survive? Can they provide even just their basic needs which include their clothes, food and shelter? These questions that I’m trying to ask will probably your questions also. Perhaps, if I would ask people around me most probably they would answer “NO”. That’s why, each member of the family tries to work to contribute to family’s income for them to survive.

Elaboration Poverty is a condition exists when people lack the means to satisfy their basic needs. Extreme poverty is the root cause of malnutrition. This leads to lowered resistance to disease, and of course unhappiness.
This problem mentioned above has many effects to the family. One of these is, when members of the family try to help the family leading these children to be school drop-outs. As a result, out-of-school children are selling cigarettes, candies, garlands vendor, foodstuffs vendors and worst-street beggars. They will land on these jobs most probably because nobody can hire them. They are

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