Manila bulletin – ‘Competent teachers, good books keys to quality education, not K to 12’
By Mario Casayuran | Manila bulletin
Marcos, chairman of the Senate local government committee, said that raising the competency of teachers and upgrading educational materials are the keys to raising the quality of education of Filipino students.
Marcos said full implementation of the K to 12 program, as scheduled, would be problematic because there would be shortages of classrooms and teachers.
Sen. Antonio “Sonny’’ F. Trillanes IV, chairman of the Senate national defense and security committee, earlier raised questions against the K to 12 program and even joined those who petitioned before the Supreme Court for the suspension of the K-12 program.
ADDRESSING THE BASICS
Marcos conceded there are still many questions surrounding the program” and I think we have to rethink through the problems of K to 12.”
He said the government should likewise invest in procuring modern and high standard books as well as construct adequate school buildings, classrooms and other educational facilities.
“The life of a teacher is hard. His pay is small but all the work of government is thrown to them, including manning the electoral precincts,” Marcos added.