We cannot have a society of square pegs in round holes, of dentists who should never have left the farm and engineers who should have studied banking and teachers who could be better as merchants.
It is time indeed that the State took decisive steps to regulate and enrich our system of education by directing the student to the course for which he is best suited as determined by initial tests and evaluations. Otherwise, we may be “swamped with mediocrity,” in the words of Justice Holmes, not because we are lacking in intelligence but because we are a nation of misfits. (Department of Education v. San Diego, G.R. No. 89572)