Why the Chilean school admission exam system is a frigging joke

Recently I posted about the Chilean school admission exams. I’ll be honest, in my opinion the system here sucks. For the most part, it puts unnecessary pressure on parents and children. For many institutions it’s little more than the abuse of an archaic system; it’s taking advantage of desperate parents for financial gain. Steve Jobs’ job application form was littered…
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Buying kids shoes in Chile: Children’s shoe size conversion charts and …

Today I nearly threw my computer out of the window. I’d been trying to buy shoes for my child online and couldn’t figure out the sizing. Why does every country insist on different sizing systems? To mess with our minds? To make us buy more shoes because, let’s face it, we’ll never have the time or the energy to return…
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Top tips for applying to schools in Santiago, Chile

A few weeks ago I posted about how tough the school application process is here in Santiago, Chile. There’s an under supply of schools and a huge demand from parents, resulting in a scarcity of places. While in some countries a large bank balance will get your pick of the top schools of the country, here in Chile it’s much…
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