Teachers’ group hits ‘elitist’ education
Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
By Jeffrey C. Tiangco
A TEACHERS’ party-list group together with youth and student group criticized the “elitist framework” of the Aquino government and Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro towardseducation and other social services.
The ACT Teachers party-list group urged members of the House of Representatives to remove funding from public-private partnership (PPP) schemes in the proposed 2012 national budget to finally resolve the shortages of infrastructure in education sector such as school buildings.
“Public infrastructure projects financed by PPPs will end up costing the taxpayers more,” ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio Tinio said in a statement.
Tinio cited the recent report Canada and United Kingdom which was published by the House of Commons Treasury Committee last month expressing serious doubts about PPPs scheme which has the effect of increasing the cost of finance for public investments relative to what would be available to the government if it borrowed on its own account.