“It’s the low salary that is pushing teachers to go out in the streets and protest.”
Tags: World Teachers’ Day
“Amid the opposition to this measure by Duterte, Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and the rest of the economic managers, teachers are even more adamant in demanding for their immediate pay hike.”
Two teachers interviewed by Bulatlat shared joys, inspiration, and overcoming anxieties as they help the Lumad children with their education, which they were deprived of for so long.
“They are determined and eager to learn.”
“They asked, ‘Are you our new teacher?’ and the elders began to thank me. It was a touching moment.”
Teachers lament that state security forces get doubled salaries in 2018, but not teachers.
“The future of the next generation relies on teachers. That is why even if it’s difficult, I am determined to continue teaching.”
“The State shall assign the highest budgetary priority to education and ensure that teaching will attract and retain its rightful share of the best available talents through adequate remuneration.”
Happy Teachers’ Month and Happy World Teachers’ Day, Job Orders!
Our government has all the banners of acknowledgement for our teachers. But on important matters such as of rights, dignity, and improving quality of teachers’ lives, the government seems deaf and blind to calls for teachers’ humane and dignified treatment.
“Most of our students are children of garbage collectors, pedicab drivers, magbobote or mangangalakal. Many of them go to school without eating.” — Anne Besin, public school teacher
“It is difficult to teach especially when there are distractions…The burden to make learning more exciting and interesting is on us, but how can we do it if the government does not even provide for our basic needs?” – Alliance of Concerned Teachers