“Despite the government’s unpreparedness for a safe return to school in this pandemic, the government continues to undermine the state of education by intensifying militarization in indigenous communities and schools.”
“While the country is in an economic crisis, public funds must be used primarily for basic social services, including education.”
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“It is the youth that has been victimized from this failed flexible learning. Yet, they are being called ‘confused’ for the struggles they have to contend with.”
“The police and military were first to get salary increases, while teachers are forced to make-do with their meager salaries.”
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers called on President Duterte to urgently address “the serious welfare issues of public school teachers that erode their capacities, health, and morale, and put education continuity in jeopardy.”
Those activists taught us how to expand, how to imagine the world with compassion, a sense of mission and commitment, freely, creatively and scientifically. None of our goals end when our personal ambitions shatter. There is a bigger picture to this accord and even to the so-called student power that made it possible.
“I must express our grave concern over this abrogation, as it is totally unnecessary and unwarranted, and may result in worsening rather than improving relations between our institutions, and detract from our common desire for peace, justice, and freedom in our society.” – UP President Danilo L. Concepcion
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“National government officials must act now or step down from their positions. No compromises.”
“The multitude of problems plaguing distance learning since its conception to its implementation has not been addressed by Secretary Briones and the rest of this administration. It’s enraging to hear her gloat now about some survey while our calls and cries have been largely ignored.”
“All these mean longer work hours, sleepless nights, no-weekends for teachers, and that’s only for one modality.”
Last week, Bulatlat’s very own Martin’s Purrspective came up with a comic strip on how students, mothers, and teachers are faring on the first week of the ongoing distance learning. But what happens when the mother is also a teacher and a lawmaker batting for the rights of Filipino students and teachers?