The Poor State of the Costa Rica Education System

Costa Rica News – The poor quality of education in Costa Rica is seen in the fact that only 4 out of 10 students pass the baccalaureate without the curve. The math test is the one which the lowest percentage can pass.
The highest rate of passing in the last 16 years was in 2016, with 7 out of 10 students passing all the national tests and graduating. This was met with enthusiasm in a press conference. No one seemed to notice that without the help of a curve, only 38.26% would have passed.
The Minister of Education, Edgar Mora, plans to use these numbers to defend to the Superior Council of Education his proposal to modify the national tests. Since entering the MEP, his position has been

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  1. ….& still the teachers, who took the year off & whose strike has been declared illegal, are getting a BIG BONUS at the expense of taxpayers.

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