Comfort Rooms versus Faculty Offices
|Above copied from|
Ligaya Leah Figueroa, Samsung Lim & Jihyun Lee (2016) Spatial analysis to identify disparities in Philippine public school facilities, Regional Studies, Regional Science, 3:1, 1-27, DOI: 10.1080/21681376.2015.1099465
There is no question regarding how much the government is playing catch-up with resources required in basic education. Even with funding, providing these facilities still requires actual construction, and the Philippines simply lacks the capacity to achieve this with a highly centralized bureaucratic system. All of these will therefore take time.
However, time does not excuse us from recognizing what is important. Students are failing to learn to read and do basic math. We need to address this problem now. But we are not. Instead, we see that a few but very vocal group of teachers are also failing to see that comfort rooms are as important as classrooms in schools.
|More photos of toilets converted to faculty rooms - copied from Philippine Star|