According to teachers’ association, DepEd is “not ready” for SY 2021-22 schools opening

Teachers’ groups claimed that the DepEd is “not ready” for the upcoming school year because of the concern that implementing the blended or distance learning setup last year left “unaddressed” issues.

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TDC and ACT, separately, issued statements cautioning the DepEd and the Duterte administration that the new school year could turn out to be merely another replay of the prior year.

Students and parents in TDC receive pre-class prior to school start and discover that “a number of teachers have not received modules prior to courses while others are attempting to use last-ditch means of printing and reproduction, such as bringing in their own print.”

It was noted by de Guzman that other schools do not have even the section-grouping completed. Many students and their families, like those affected by the epidemic, are still unable to keep up with the distance learning online requirement one year after they began.

COVID-19, the ongoing coronavirus illness in the country, will require a blended/distance learning learning system for the new school year.

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As a result, students who receive all of their education in person will have to use many different methods of learning, including modules that are printed and nonmodular (e.g., television and radio-based instruction), or online learning, among others.

The school’s TDC told the media that it was critical to not neglect the numerous lessons learned during the previous year and that these should be taken into consideration when courses reopen. This is proven by the “definite conclusions” that the system is not ready for classrooms to open after last year’s hardships.

Teachers also believe the Department of Education‘s faults are ones they are required to fill.

In light of these facts, we believe that the system is not prepared for the opening of classes on September 13, and, unfortunately, it may be too late for that, but we hope the DepEd will think about moving it to a later date and seek the input of those affected, especially their front-line educators—teachers and administrative personnel.

Department of Education

Like ACT, the institution likewise voiced the same worries — adding that its own assessment on school readiness for the upcoming school year found that remote learning issues are not yet fixed.

“The previous school year was marred by distance learning-related issues, according to ACT. To top it off, they were facing a similar set of problems this year,” the non-profit organization reported. In an effort to determine the readiness of public schools for the Sept. 13 opening, ACT conducted a nationwide survey of public school teachers.

“As for quality, an access problem is expected to continue to arise; however, as it’s likely that learning loss cannot be averted, a similar problem can be expected to greet education, such as late printing of textbooks and lack of support for learning devices, excessive workload and study load, and wanting safety measures as were observed in the first year of distance learning,” ACT stated.

According to ACT, teachers will face the brunt of the government’s neglect of education in the coming school year.

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