Noynoy will Push through Gibos' Education Platform

Philippines
June 18, 2010 6:21am CST
Hello Lotters, I maybe mistaken here but I've heard that the expanding of schooling year was actually proposed by Gibo during his campaign. same time i have also seen this in the Timbangan show where did want to Gibo's education plan for added years was discussed. the one thing i remember about Noy's platform on education was funding of children to Private School, which i believed to be really impossible since cost of tuition in private schools are way hell high.although the people who helped noynoy on this believed they better catch up with the world but kids and parents are complaining because of the high cost of expenses in schooling kids. What do you think? you want you're children to reach Grade 7. thank god i have gotten through with schooling.
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@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
I do not see anything wrong with adopting the platforms of other candidates by winning candidates especially if its a good one. I don't see anything wrong with adding another year. We all know that our education is lacking. How can students learn with three (3) shifts in class? An additional year will do wonders for students although this might add hardship to parents.
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• Philippines
18 Jun 10
Hello ADvocate, So, am I right on this one? if he's going to use gibo's platform then he should also use Gordon's since the platform i believed can more reasonable adding additional year of expense to both teachers and students. i will undoubtedly thank him if he uses gordons plan on education(40k salary increase through text tax), at least for the public school teachers first.
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• Philippines
19 Jun 10
I wouldn't use the word should. Platforms are the government's prerogatives. If Gordon's platform is really good, there is no need to compel the government to use it. Platforms are not patented technology anyway. I agree, its time for an increase in the teachers' salary. I thought also that this platform of Gordon was sound. Unless people curb their texting...
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
well, it doesn't have to be 40k as Gordon suggested in his platform, they start slow like 5k or 10k increase, most specially i know that not every one is texting and we don't know how much the telecom companies are gonna imposed it to the customers if such proposal of text tax ever approves. it's still should if he wanted to, which i know it's impossible
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
If it seems fit that an additional year is necessary, I guess they should implement it. However, the effect would be more expenses for the parents that would be sending their children to school. With the current situation of the country when it comes to expenses, I guess parents should have good jobs with high pay so that it would really make the additional year for students tolerable enough to consider in their budget. Another factor that should be considered, as pay has been mentioned, would be the salary of the teachers. I am not saying that the pay that the teachers get is the reason why education is lacking but, it is a factor as well that motivates a person to do better in their duties. You study hard, you get a high score when there is an exam, right? You work hard, you get a high pay when its pay day would be a good idea too. Of course, that's just an idea. There are probably many details left unmentioned but, what I would like to point out is that, if one has motivation, any 'obstacle' that a person might face wouldn't be a problem compared to one that didn't have any motivation in the first place.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
ratyz, that's the problem there, due to not enough employment for majority of the filipino people they will complain to this problem because it only adds problem to their budgeting.it's not easy and that's why probably it won't work in the long run unless unemployment with good job opportunities for people even those who didn't finish academics
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
With that mentioned, it seems that they should solve the factors that would influence a normal family's resources when it comes to their budget and once that is settled, the normal family can afford to send their children to school that would take a longer span of time to finish. Then again, if unemployment is considered, the government might probably just grant those who are unfortunate individuals with livelyhood programs that would help them earn money, not necessarily enough to support everything but, good enough to cover the usual expenses. I am not really sure if the quality of education relies on that additional year. I mean, look at some of us who already finished school, are we that inadequate?
@Metatronik (5899)
• Pasay, Philippines
5 Jul 10
I am actually disagree of expanding the schooling year unless they will be having comprehensive curriculum that students will appreciate the sense of education. I disagree in the sense that it would be added in more expense and practically speaking students will be more lazy. I don't know about funding of children which is I have no idea if they can accomplish it or not but much better if they implement for the scholarship. What I really want them to make the education more comprehensive in terms of curriculum to the extent that students won't be lazy and scared of going to school for learning.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 10
me too. i mean, look at our schools? having such enormous students, with lack of budget,materials and teachers i think it's gonna get a lot worse than it should be.teh question is who would sponsor for the scholarship.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Well I think there is nothing wrong if he would take other presidentiables ideas about good governance. I think this time it should not matter if the idea came from other camps. It just show that he is open to other and is not close minded person as to what is best for the country.
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• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Hello rsa, there's no problem at all most specially if the platforms of other candidates are way better than his, and i'd say way better except for his responsible parenthood program which is a bit better to me since it's the parents who should be taught first how to teach children the right way of parenting.
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
I don't believe that adding another year in the elementary will make our education system gear up to higher excellence, the problem is very basic..lack of school teachers, adequate classroom and books. putting another year will just add up to the burden of expenses every parents will carry. but if the experts think this will help then let it be, and also its not a big deal if noynoy adopts other's platform as long as they are beneficial a good leader knows how to explore possibilities, gibo can be a good education secretary too.
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• Philippines
19 Jun 10
Hello gracyxenon, i think adding another year only follows the trend of other schools but the problem is how are they gonna shoulder it since it's gonna be another added debt to the parents and more schooling time for the teachers. it's gonna be a long plan for the new administration for this. GIbo i believe will have to wait one year since all candidates can't acquire government positions until the next year
@mimiang (3779)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
They should make the teachers competent and curriculum revised in accordance to the prevailing standard worldwide. There is no need for added year but increased classrooms to accommodate more students
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• Philippines
19 Jun 10
Hello mimiang, i believe the teachers are competent, at least most of them, but with so many students involved i don't think they can keep phase for long since they would also need to discipline the children. not just increase of classrooms but teachers as well, by giving them benefits and increase they're salary..
@maean_19 (4663)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
I have not heard of that news. But, way back I remember Noynoy proposing that there is an added year in the College level. Correct me if I am wrong. Anyways, whoever proposed the addition of Grade 7 in the primary level is not an issue. In my opinion, an addition of 1 year in the primary is much a better proposition than adding 1 year in the tertiary level. There is much financial need in the tertiary level than the primary, hence good education must be inculcated during the younger or primary years than during the later adolescence. The younger the better.
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• Philippines
19 Jun 10
Hello maean, but i believe now it is required to be pursued in the elementary and not college. you have point about adding it in the tertiary level, probably add it to college will have people the advantage to take summer classes in advance, and by their final year, there won't be much subject to study to. i have done that before and when i reached fourth year, i had less classes
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
although imposing gr.7 in elementary would really hurt a parent's pocket, i think this will help our young society to cope with other students around the globe. maybe as an option to those students who are above average/excellent, they should be given an exam as a mean of acceleration into high school.
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
Hello there ersan, Yeah, the salary of the workers had not increase and then now parents will have to worry about new expenses because they can't afford to spend anymore than they already have. but they despite of that they still support the president, pfffttt well, exams are natural, it clearly determines how clearly the student learn from the teacher or subject