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Chuck

Location: Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher


We all know of that there is a global phenomenon which affects all of us, may it be first world country or third world country. Do you think that this will affect the quality of education in our schools? Because in our school there has been a talk of making the school days 4 days instead of five, to save on resources.

What is the situation in your country right now regarding this phenomenon?


 

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#1

Debby-6-Kids

Location: Rhode Island, USA

Position: Parent


Excellent question Chuck. My answer is is going to affect us all I think. I know here in the NE United States it is hitting our school systems. Some of the sports are being taken out and the teachers are pitching in more. The budgets are way over and they are still looking for ways to cut back.

I do have to say here though the teachers are pitching in more than they should be. They are buying the supplies for the kids and I as a parent feel that more parents could help. I know times are tough but as far as I am concerned the kids wil only get one education and we have to ban together.


 

Thanks, Debby


#2

Chuck

Location: Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher


I know debby, I think it is the same case here. A lot of cutbacks in the education system is happening. Some students are not able to enroll because of financial problems. And the schools program also has its cutbacks.

I am a moderator of a school organization and I invited a speaker to talk to my boys. I was surprised the fund for the program was down to only 70% of what the last years budget was.


#3

zemlene

Location: philippines

Position: Classroom Teacher


Yes it would definitely affects all of us. Specially in the third world country like the Philippines.

I noticed in our school that many students dropping out or s schooling because their family cannot send them to school anymore. The school’s budget fall short with all the needs.

Teachers were also too loaded because the school will not hire new teachers anymore, thus in one class we are really big. instead of having at most 40 students in one class, now we have almost 60. With this big crowd, teachers can’t accommodate all the needs of the students individually for only 1 hour session. Consequently, some students will be left unaided.


#4

Chuck

Location: Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher


That’s a sad fact zemlene. I was able to talk with some of my students last school year. I asked them about their plans for their last year in high school and you know what, he said he’s gonna stay at home. They couldn’t afford to pay for the tuition anymore. He’s a good kid. I wish there was a way for me to help him out but I could only do as much.


#5

vanessa_cruz0615

Location: Philippines


It’s been a big issue here in our country ,right Chuck? I guess we are affected of it already. I also knew many parents that cannot support the education of their children because of the global crisis, and I really feel bad for the kids who deserves to be in school but cannot afford it.


#6

Rose

Location: Philippines

Position: Parent


In difficult times such as now, a lot of parents move their kids from private to public schools to save on tuition fees.

The quality of education would be put on line because if classes are way too crowded, like in the case of Zemlene’s, the teacher will be subjected to more pressure i.e. teaching demands, monitoring each student, due to class size.


#7

Chuck

Location: Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher


Thats true! I was able to teach in a public school a couple of years back and the classroom was too crowded. There were 70 kids inside the room. It was hot. It was really a hard experience for me to teach in a public school.

Now, the boys that I teach are in an air conditioned room with all the media gadgets available for use. My students are lucky to have all the opportunity to learn and learn and learn, I hope they maximize it!


#8

Debby-6-Kids

Location: Rhode Island, USA

Position: Parent


Last night as I was sitting here working I had the news on. I heard my towns name and of course it caught my attention. News just in…in my town of 350 teachers 172 have just been given the pink slip due to budget cuts. That is about half of our teachers! Needless to say my heart sunk.

What can we as parents do to help? And is my fear correct that many children will not get the help they need?

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