The glitches in accessing SAIS triggered the camp-out of protesting students who failed to register.
Because the program was rushed and most public schools are not prepared for its implementation, the aim of the added years to provide “better” learning becomes unfeasible.
“This is an opportune time for government to assert more regulatory power over private schools while protecting the rights of teaching and non-teaching personnel and ensuring quality education at the same time.”
The latest memorandum orders public and private higher education institutions to implement CMO No. 59 series of 1996, requiring nine units of Filipino and six units of Literature, and CMO No. 4 series of 1997 which also requires six units of Filipino and nine units of Humanities.
Teachers who wanted to remain in the college would be rehired as contractual employees to teach in senior high school with lower salaries and less benefits.
“With these reports coming directly from our affected faculty, we have seen that K to 12 is an assault on job security, the right to decent salary and benefits, and other rights of labor.”
The lightning protest at this year’s UP graduation commemorated the 10th year of disappearance of Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño.
“Let the schools continue to operate.”
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“The K to 12 program promises three things: work, business and college. It is not even assured that once you graduate from college, you will get a job.”
“If this is President Aquino’s farewell gift to the youth, we reject it just as we reject his calamitous legacy.”