Is exporting highly-educated labor sound policy? In this presentation first given at the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Neil Ruiz, Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, examines the role of ‘Labor Export’ in Philippine development policy.
Esther Care, an education expert at the Brookings Institution, calls the A-F grading system “nonsense.” “Grades are mere proxies for what we value. What we actually value is our children being prepared for the future,” she said. “We need to find ways in educational assessment to convey information about the degree to which they are ready to venture out and to deal constructively with the huge challenges posed by our 21st century.