April 20, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Filipino language defenders ask SC to stop Ched Memo Order 20

“We are losing our sense of being Filipino.”

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Parents group to file petition vs K to 12 program

“Instead of adding more years, the government should have fixed the subjects to have a better quality of education. Since this will result in additional financial burden to parents, drop-out students will eventually increase.”

Monday, April 13th, 2015

More gaps to fill to attain ‘Education for All’ targets – Unesco

“There remains fiscal shortfalls as the overall education budget allocation is still way below the recommended six percent of GDP, as government spending in the education sector is only 2.6 percent of GDP in 2011.”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

High school salutatorian lauded amid school censorship

“The commencement exercise and her welcome speech then became not merely traditional school-officiated exercises but alternative avenues to speak for justice.”

Friday, March 13th, 2015

#BlackoutPH | Students walkout ‘for education and justice’

“Today we walk out against BS. No more lies, no more injustice, no more impunity.”

Friday, March 13th, 2015

‘Scrap K-12’

A children’s rights group and a youth solon said that the K-12 program is giving everyone more headaches than solutions.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Youth, student groups rage over coed suicide

Simultaneous mass actions nationwide were held by youth and student groups over yet another suicide by a college student who couldn’t afford tuition.

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

‘Stop punishing students for exercising their rights’

Some private universities and colleges violate students’ basic freedoms as they prohibit redress of grievances, and punish those who are critical of school policies.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Another freshie commits suicide

“The Aquino government’s irresponsibility in providing free and quality education to all pushes Filipino students and youth to abandon their dreams, even to the point of taking their own lives.”

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Manila public school teachers protest controversial division superintendent

From Muntinlupa to Manila, a controversial school superintendent has been met by teachers’ protests.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Public school teachers hold second sit-down strike

"We open 2015 with a nationally-coordinated sit-down strike today and this struggle for salary increase for teachers and employees will culminate in a nationwide mass leave in June.”

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