‘Tutors urge Sara not to repeat Briones mistake’

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BAGUIO CITY (June 20, 2022) – Teacher-members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) are asking incoming Department of Education secretary Sara Duterte to conduct dialogues and consultations for her to have a deeper understanding of the actual situation of teachers, parents and students.

“Incoming VP and DepEd Sec Sara Duterte has expressed her intention of addressing the effects of the pandemic to our learners, and discussing about the K-12 program. Our teachers are in the best position to give her ground reports and an honest assessment of the situation.

ACT is ready to sit with her to discuss these problems and propose solutions to the current learning crisis, as well as reviewing the K-12 program,” said Vladimer Questua, spokesperson of ACT said.  

“We advise her not to repeat the mistake of current Education Sec. Leonor ‘Liling’ Briones who has not once faced ACT and our accredited unions in a dialogue despite our countless requests.”

Sans the democratic consultations, the current DepEd leadership has gone out of touch of the ground realities and has formulated policies that are unrealistic and has further burdened teachers and learners,” Quetua stressed.

“We call on VP-elect Duterte to be more democratic and consultative in her style of leadership so that the problems in the education sector can be solved faster,” Quetua reiterated.

Artemio A. Dumlao