Progressive youth and teachers groups welcomed the budgetary increase that will make tuition in state universities and colleges free, but criticized the expansion of the voucher system, which, they said, privatizes the public education system.
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Labor Arbiter Julio Gayaman “found that the school failed to prove the validity of retrenchment, which employers should use upon imminent and substantial loss and only as the last resort.”
MANILA — Progressive youth group Anakbayan held a picket in front of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo today, Nov. 15. They are opposing the proposals to revive the mandatory Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Reviving the ROTC has been proposed again, this time under the administration of President…
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.”
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 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.”
“Across sectors, we stand firm and united in our demand to stop the K to 12 program. Today, we wish to show President Duterte that there is a growing number of youth and students, teachers, parents, and other parts of our society who are looking forward to his actions against the anti-people K to 12 policy.”
“The election period has highlighted the youth sector’s clamor for free public education up to the tertiary level, a move that can only be achieved by stopping tuition and other fee increases and at the same time, allocating greater state funding for public education institutions, including all state universities and colleges.”
“This is a violation of the right to free secondary education.”