The medium of instruction used in the public education system of the Philippines is an important issue. Education is all about (1) connecting people to useful information and (2) giving them the intellectual and cognitive tools to comprehend and evaluate that information.
The question is, between English and Tagalog, which of the two languages will achieve those two objectives the most efficiently?
The fact that we continue to invest precious classroom time on Tagalog - a dialect that achieves very little for its speakers - already begs an obvious solution.
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