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IMHO, the best schools are the ones that can give children useful education while doing it with the least stress level possible. Not some stupid pisa results that don't take into consideration children's depression, ulcers and other health problems caused by overload of tests.
Hi I’m a singaporean student. I searched up “ What countries have the most stressed 12 year old students” Guess what I found? “ Singapore students” “Singapore”. And I think I know why. Because at the age of 12, we are P6. And we have to take PSLE.(Primary School Leaving Examination)The total score is 400. Most students only get around 230. If u fail, u must repeat P6. If u pass, u can get into a Secondary school with what grades u get. Or u can DSA,which is using your athletic strength to get into the school. But u must be really good. So I’m trying that. Of course the examination hasn’t come yet but everyone my age now is studying very hard. It’s only the second week of school and I’m already stressed. So I just wanted to say this to tell people of other countries what we r forced to do just to go to Secondary school. (Ugh I wish the Ministry of Education(MOE) didn’t have to make our lives harder than other students in other countries lives)
I think PISA is not a very good way to measure quality of education. For example Iceland (the country i live in) had a terrible score in PISA but the education system is not bad at all most students here simply did not bother to try at all. I would know because i took the PISA exam but my class really did not care about it.
U.S. your education system sucks, admit it. That's way less and less attend college every year and you have telemarketers calling you trying get more to start attending. U.S. doesn't care about your education, it's all about making money
When I saw Singapore ranked first .I started crying .Their education system might be top 1 but what about those kids in the future .They spend all their time sticking their heads in their textbooks . And due to the stress the children in those education system strong countries has a lot of children suicidal incidents.
0:32 you mean... Hong Kong is no. 2 ？ seriously？
10 pieces of homework a day , weekly tests and exams , endless tutorial lashes and so on , and does it make the educational system great ？ no！
students commit suicide because of the pressure of not getting a high mark. they cant sleep because of their homework and their parents won't understand and blame them for being stupid to complete their homework so late
if this is a good educational system then I dont think I can imagine what is bad
America Education System is horrific. The behaviors and attitudes of some students are awful. There are some awesome children, but some students need to stay at home and be taught by their parents until they know how to behave.
The history of America taught in social studies is false information.
This is a lie i have been working here in taiwan for more than 10 years and i saw some Taiwanese can't go to collage because of higher fee, some who work as carpenter, some vendor , even the sales lady who work in malls dont have higher education. Unlike in Philippine they can't hire you if you are only high school,l graduate,
I'm an Asian. And the education system in Asia is 100 times more stressful than the Western. I'm in 5th grade. Like in June or July you had to take 25 marks test in ALL subjects. Next in September you have to 50 marks in ALL subjects. And for February we have 80 or 100 marks grade in all subjects. The 3rd graders even have to do this. The 3rd graders are typically 8 or 7.
so far in my 6th grade year in America,,,,, some girl brought weed and another kid brought meth to school and got sniffed out by dogs, both in the sixth grade. we had a bomb threat yesterday too. three girls brought alcohol and passed out last week, all three in the sixth grade. they brought it in a water bottle. I promise you I'm not being dramatic. the panhandle knows how to get lit.
1 in 5 children finish school with basic level of education.
1 in 5 children finish school with out basic level of education.
Did anyone notice??
When they said Singapore it's true because my school have maths books that u fill in the answer and Singapore was part of it and my deputy head teacher even went to Singapore to see there maths cuz she also a maths phase leader
Though there is a good education system in Taiwan, the students here still wanna receive the higher education in America. And the ranking tells us that our education system is better than that of America. If so, there must be a lot of people in America coming to Taiwan for receiving the education here!
In East Asia, schools is about learning, not standardized tests. After all, you don't bring exam results to your grave, but the knowledge you've gained in your lifetime, and how those knowledge can be used for the betterment of society.
Of course the US has a gigantic flaw like always
I hate that a gym teacher will get paid the same amount as a teacher who has completed higher education
A gym "teacher" who does absolutely nothing will get paid the same amount as a teacher who works their but butt off, doesn't sleep, works 4 jobs, and teaches actual lessons and etc.
My ap capstone teacher has two children and has to work four jobs to support his family. every morning he walks into our classroom and tells us about how he has not gotten sleep all week or has been up all night grading papers. This is so unfair to him.
From singapore yet never heard of that ‘SmartBoard’. Still have school that starts at 7.30, sit in class all day, get scolded if we sleep, and sit in class all day except lunch. We still have co curricular activities and grades pretty much define our future success rate. So...
Oh My Gosh !
Just look at what the meant for one of the countries with the lowest education systems,South Africa.
I live here and it's a shame for all citizens to see this, the basic education governing body doesn't even care.
Like this comment if you're South African and see this.
Although foreigners may now invest in A-shares, there is a monthly 20 percent limit on repatriation of funds to foreign countries.
Performance of A-shares.
Since its inception in 1990, including a major reform in 2002, the index has seen great fluctuations. Overall, however, it has grown along with the Chinese economy. The years 2015 to 2016 were a particularly difficult period, with a 52-week performance of -21.55 percent as of July 20, 2016.
As China grows from an emerging market to an advanced economy, there is substantial demand for Chinese equity. Stock exchange regulators continue efforts to make A-shares more broadly available to foreign investors and have them recognized by the global investing community.
In June 2017, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index announced a long-awaited decision it would add stocks to its index. According to CNBC, MSCI will add 222 China A Large Cap stocks to its benchmark emerging markets index gradually beginning in 2018. The MSCI website reveals the stocks it will list include the Bank of China, China Merchants Bank, Guotai Junan, Ping An Insurance, according to a document on Tsingtao Brewery, SAIC Motor, Suning Commerce and Spring Airlines.
Current Dividend Preference.
Participating Preferred Stock.
Convertible Preferred Stock.
Cumulative preferred stock includes a provision that requires the company to pay preferred shareholders all dividends, including those that were omitted in the past, before the common shareholders are able to receive their dividend payments.
Non-cumulative preferred stock does not issue any omitted or unpaid dividends. If the company chooses not to pay dividends in any given year, the shareholders of the non-cumulative preferred stock have no right or power to claim such forgone dividends at any time in the future.
Participating preferred stock provides its shareholders with the right to be paid dividends in an amount equal to the generally specified rate of preferred dividends, plus an additional dividend based on a predetermined condition. This additional dividend is typically designed to be paid out only if the amount of dividends received by common shareholders is greater than a predetermined per-share amount. If the company is liquidated, participating preferred shareholders may also have the right to be paid back the purchasing price of the stock as well as a pro-rata share of remaining proceeds received by common shareholders.
Significance to Investors.