TEACHERS SAY: PRESIDENT AQUINO’S K-12 program, A Legacy of Deceptions
6 June 2012 2 Comments
June 6, 2012
References: Mr. Benjie Valbuena,
Vice-Chairperson, Cellphone No. 09182399222; 09162294515
Ms. France Castro,
Secretary General, Cellphone No. 09178502124
Media Liaison – Zenie Lao, Cellphone No. 0919819890; 09174998608
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said it is normal for any plan of reform to be met with resistance. “However, we need to overcome this resistance in order to put our education system at par with international standards to ensure that our graduate will have the necessary skills and qualifications,” she said.
“How can our students gain skills when even the kindergarten program and the rest of our education system are already bursting with problems?” Ms. France Castro, Secretary-general of Alliance of Concerned Teachers said.
The photos and videos from all over the country highlighted the shortages in basic inputs in our educational system. School administrators and teachers were also disoriented on how to go about the K-12 because of half-baked trainings done last summer.
”President Aquino and the Department of Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, what more proof do you need to stop implementing Phase 2 of K-12? Stubborn students like President Aquino and his minions need special assessment sessions with teachers. We think that we must call on their masters too to stop deceiving the Filipino youth and the people in general,” Ms. France Castro lamented.
Instead of listening well and investigating properly the situation on the ground, PNoy and his minions are fixated to implement K-12. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda admitted that at present, there is a shortage of 50,000 classrooms “but we cannot wait for the classrooms to be built before we implement the K to12 program”.
“This is sheer madness because they consciously are putting at risk our children’s future aptitude for learning inside overcrowded classrooms, in the corridors, in tents, makeshift rooms under the stairways among others,” Ms France Castro commented.
“A noble intention to improve the quality of education requires a thorough assessment and planning thereof. Our education system as it is now is not ready for the K to12 education program. An ill-conceived plan and program such as President Aquino’s K to12 education program must be aborted,” Ms. France Castro ended.