Education policymakers


Education in Belize: New Models of Success 1

By Gustavo A. Ramirez, Guidance Counselor / Education Consultant The policymakers of Education in Belize consist of Government and Church leaders; and they are responsible for schooling/educating all students in Primary and Secondary schools.  Yet, despite the fact that Belize is now an Independent nation in the 21st Century, our Education policymakers continue to confuse students even more than they already may be confused, by insisting that students focus on old Colonial versions of success, rather than on the students’  21st Century visions of success.  Examples:  Upon completing high school students must pass Colonial Era based O’ level exams.  Originally, […]


Quality Education: English, Math, and Science! 4

By Gustavo A. Ramirez, Guidance Counselor / Education Consultant The recent 2013 PSE low proficiency scores bombshell has provided the local media in Belize with some hot news items for the country to follow for a few newscasts; it has also provided a few juicy and eye-catching headlines for online and hard copy local newspapers. Teachers are using this attention-grabbing bombshell to try to win the public to their side, and at the same time publicize their unfair working conditions, including salaries. Even the public finally seems interested in demanding a good Education for our children! Still, no one seems […]