DepEd Misses the Point Again!
|Above copied from ABS-CBN|
Mother tongue based education is important because it recognizes the home from which a student comes. It is also necessary that we continue to nurture and use our native languages. The primary years should be years when we help our children see their school as their second home, and using the language spoken at home makes this a lot easier. The problem does not lie in the medium of instruction. We cannot teach math if we do not know math. We cannot teach chemistry if we do not know chemistry. We cannot expect our students to meet the minimum requirements of reading comprehension, if we ourselves cannot digest information. This is the real reason why our students are failing.