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Kakapusan sa silid-aralan, guro ‘di mareresolba ng Cha-cha – DepEd

MANILA, Philippines – HINDI solusyon sa problema sa kakapusan ng silid-aralan at mga guro ang pagre-relax sa foreign investment caps sa edukasyon.

“The question on the floor is if we allow foreign-owned schools to enter Philippine basic education, if it will solve our classroom shortage. Off hand, I think it will not, at least in the short or medium term. Because this will entail a lot of requirements, logistically… I don’t think it will make a big impact in the near term,” ayon kay Undersecretary Omar Alexander Romero sa House Committee of the Whole.

Tinukoy ni Romero na hindi mababago ng kasalukuyang panukala na Chacha ang capitalization requirement para sa basic education, subalit kung magiging ganap na batas ay ayaw naman niyang hulaan na magkakaroon ng matinding pagbuti. Ito’y dahil sa “at present, international schools may already be established in the Philippines to cater to basic education.”

“The current legal regime already allows the establishment of international schools for basic education with the requirement that students thereof should be at least 2/3 Filipino citizens,” ayon kay Romero.

“So with the amendment removing the last paragraph which limits total 100% foreign ownership to the schools for diplomats and their dependents, we don’t see the improvement being sought and discussed extensively since yesterday,” aniya pa rin.

Ang nakikita lamang nilang epekto ay maaaring ang Kongreso ay mapasok sa isang situwasyon kung saan ang international schools ay maaaring itatag sa Pilipinas para lamang sa foreign students at pag-aari lamang ng foreign nationals.

“If the goal is to give Filipino citizens access to a higher quality of education brought about by foreign schools, this can already be done at present, with the limitation that students thereof be at least 2/3 Filipino. If that is the objective, I think it can be achieved at present,” aniya pa rin.

Sa kabilang dako, duda naman si constitutionalist Christian Monsod na mapagkakatiwalaan ang Kongreso, ito’y dahil na rin sa kasaysayan ng transactional legislation.

“Can we trust the Congress to do the right things? I’m sorry to say? What happened to the mining reform law? Transactional legislation, it died in the committees of Congress. You have good intentions and you say, well you know, theoretically this can be done, but what is the context today in our country? Today we are already on a slippery slope to authoritarianism, correct?” ayon kay Monsod. Kris Jose

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