Despite reforms, Chilean schools continue to fail

02/4/2005 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Despite the Chilean government's best efforts to improve public schools, almost 60% of Chilean 14-year-olds failed to reach even the lowest category in math on a recent international survey of math and science proficiency. The country's centralized core curriculum precludes individual schools from adapting to meet their unique student needs, while many teachers reportedly refuse to use modern teaching methods.

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