Fair amount for child support Vietnam????

THIGV :
snoopcat :

I would NEVER want my kids to have to attend a local school, ...

Your profile page seems to intentionally obscure your country of origin, but are you certain that its educational level exceeds that of Vietnam?  PISA scores which measure at 15 years of age, place Vietnam above many Western nations including the UK, France and the US.  http://factsmaps.com/pisa-worldwide-ran … e-reading/

Vietnamese education may fall short in encouragement of creativity in the arts and literature.  Too much emphasis is placed on memorization, but overall, the system would have to be considered a success.  I have no Vietnamese citizen children but I have taught at middle schools where I would not hesitate to send any eligible students.

I had a child in an international school for 4 years, at a cost of almost $40k USD. The tuition went up another $3k every year, plus all kinds of "extras" you'd have to pay. After extensive research, I came to the conclusion that, for me, it was a waste of money. The truth is that most Viet schools will teach the basics as well or better than international schools. Also, one thing to keep in mind is that not all Vietnamese schools are the same, and you're not forced to send your child to one particular school. For those looking for a school, look at all the options before sending your child to an expensive international school. I wish I did that before automatically dismissing Viet schools and thinking an international school was the best/only option.

Adhome01 :

The truth is that most Viet schools will teach the basics as well or better than international schools. Also, one thing to keep in mind is that not all Vietnamese schools are the same, and you're not forced to send your child to one particular school.

It certainly is true that not all schools are the same but whether a child can go to a particular school is normally based on national testing and pretty much locked in at grades 6 and 9.  Options in grades 1-5 may be a little more open.  I know that for the 8th graders, the annual tests were considered particularly critical as they would determine which high school each student would attend.  I taught at what was reputedly the second best middle school in my district and had only one student who was able to transfer to the "best" one midway.  I expect there are backdoor ways to move up as well. 

If your children speak English well that may also factor into their placement.  I taught a class for one day as a substitute in the highest rated school and had a half Caucasian girl in one of the classes.  She sat in the back and did not participate but the aide told me after class that she was very fluent.  Sadly, her British father reputedly provided her and her mother no support.

[at]THIGV - money talks in VN and yes, based on what I have been told, you can buy your diploma.

vndreamer :

[at]THIGV - money talks in VN and yes, based on what I have been told, you can buy your diploma.

I too have heard that you can buy both HS and University diplomas in Vietnam but based on what he wrote, I was assuming that Adhome01 also wanted his children to have an education.  :one  :top:  I was just implying that perhaps a parent could "assist" their children in being placed in the best government schools.

THIGV :
vndreamer :

[at]THIGV - money talks in VN and yes, based on what I have been told, you can buy your diploma.

I too have heard that you can buy both HS and University diplomas in Vietnam but based on what he wrote, I was assuming that Adhome01 also wanted his children to have an education.  :one  :top:  I was just implying that perhaps a parent could "assist" their children in being placed in the best government schools.

You are right THIGV, in that have a good education is the most important aspect for me. I will add that for my child to go to the government school that I wanted, I did have to grease the palms of the principal. I was sitting in his office and he said they had no room left. I pulled out some cash, he took it, and that was it. Not a word said about it.

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