"Let Them Eat Cake" Lipstick for "Not-so-underpaid" Teachers
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"... If we look at the old education system, a lot of the subjects included are very alien to Filipinos, especially the sciences and math. I think that’s why in the past several years, we have rated very low in those two subjects, science and math. I think the old curriculum was not really enmeshed with essential elements of the Filipino culture. We have to ask the question: How does a Filipino naturally think?"Obviously, Luistro is not the only person infected with this disease of turning assumptions into facts by simply making it sound reasonable. The current secretary of education Leonor Briones recently concluded that teachers in the Philippines receive good treatment:
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Without using standards, one is really at the mercy of misinformation. For this reason, it is not possible to gauge the effectiveness of policies and programs taken by the Philippines. Its new K to 12 curriculum is a great example. One can easily issue a statement that K to 12 is a success, as Briones did in January of 2017:
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Department of Education, Philippines
There is no assessment that backs up this assertion. In fact, during the opening of this school year, I happened to see the following post:
Lacanaria was first very impressed with the list of courses under the ABM track of the senior high school of DepEd's K to 12, but when she saw what subjects her daughter was currently enrolled, only Organization and Management was included. This was already after spending one of the additional two years of DepEd's K to 12. Worse, school had already been opened for a week and her daughter had not seen even the shadow of a teacher.
When we are facing an economic recession, we tend to buy traditional inferior goods, go and watch morale boosting entertainment, and of course, beauty products. In a dearth of research-based evidence, we likewise subscribe to mere impressions.