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What next after the'no homework'
, ' ' and'anti-no permit, no exam'bills?
so much on whether a "No mendable. But, this measure will payments; many school personnel
l\ horn"nuork' law would make hal€ to overcome many tests both in will lose their jobs. Our public
for good or bad policy, my concen terms of legality and reasonableness. schools are congested and over
is ttrat our gov,e-ment is legislating One ofthe privileges oflegislators is capacitated, they cannot accom
something that falls under pedagory JOSEPH N()Et that they have the opportunity to see modate all the students who will
or teaching methods, and dasroom ESTRADA to
the bigger picture, through access be displaced if their schools close.
marngement that should be leftto the research.information ald views of Those who cannot make promPt

authodty oft€ache$ and the schools .danao ltesident Dr. WillieTones sent various secton that enable them to tuition pa)'rnents for iustifiable rea-
lfthis measure is approved, what me a private message with a photo of make good policies. Bu1 obviousl;1 sors should be givar consideration
would stop the legislature from Senate Bill 1536 introduced by Sen. this privilege and mandate was not as a matter of excePtion, thls is the
passing, say, a "No quizzes afier Emmanuel Pacquiao tided, "An Ad utilized well in coming up with a beauty ofthe promissory note But ir
holida;,s" ac! or a "No recitation for penalizing the imposition of a no sound proposal, but instead the bill making it illegal for schools to compel
morc than five minutes" law3 permit, no e<am policy or any such has been filed and refiled simply prompt tuition pal'rnents, then even
lf theie really is a foreign study policy that prohibits studms'in all because it is popular with vote$. those studens who can afford to pay
or reseaich on this, as its spon- educational institutions ftom taking These are some of the legal is- on time will not pay an)'rnoB to the
so$ in Congress have mentioned, their periodic, quarterly, preliminary sues that need to be addressed: the detriment of our educational institu-
maybe it'would be better ifthey just midterm, orfuial enminatiors dueto complernentary role of pri!"te educa- tlors. Why are we making a gmaaJ
. share them withrhe Departrnent of unpaid tuition and other school fees. " tion should be recognized; academic rule outof an exception?
Education (DqEd), so it can study this is a recyded bill ftom the one fttlEdom\shall be enloyed by all insti- Finally, quality education has
the matter within the Philippine originally filed by K'abataan pafiy- tutions of higher leaming reasonable a cost. Taking away the abilitY
context and issue the appropriate list in 2011 through Rep. Rayrnond regulation and supervision of sdrools of private schools to promptly
administrative guidelines. This way Palatino, than refiled in subseqaent bythe Deped, Commision on High- collecttuition is indeed popular,
I it can be'flexible enough to adapt to Congresses by Senators Cynthia \41- er Education andTedurical Education but it will ultimately affect the
changes, and not rigid like enacted lar and Paolo Benigno Aquino 4th. and Skills Development Authority quality of our education and the
This is the second time that Senator not by local govemment units; competency of our graduates.
laws, which.take years to amend.
Pacquiao is filing this bill and it has
-private sdrools have the authority to
Lasdy the bill also undermines the
special role and authority ofourteach- gotten to be even more absurd. This promulgate its own mles; reciprocity Theauthor is the managjngdirector of
' enin thesociety\threateningthem version of the bill prchibits with- of school-strident relationships give the Cnordinadng huncil of Priuate
with imprisonment for something holding of all major exams due to rise to bilateral obligatiors; and the Educaional Asnciaions; and legal
thqr duty-bound to do unpaid tuition and other fees.
ensure coqstitutional non-impairment of aunsel of the C,atholic Hucaional
that learning continues at home
- Also in fuly this year, a councilor obligatiors and connacts. Afiocjaion of the Philippina, the
through asigned homework There is . in Valenzuela City filed his own On practical considerations, Philippine Association of Pivate
' elrrra jokegoingaroundthatheinous version oflhe anti-no permit, no the issues are: pdvate schools Schools, (heges and Univmities,

I cdme convictswere rcleased to ceate exam ordinance. This is the first depend ontuition for opelations; and the Philippine Acctediting k-
space for honiew*orkgivinS teache$! time, I think, that the idea was they do not rely on govemment sociaion of Schoolt Colleges and
proposed as an ordinance. appropriations; many will close Univeniies. He is the aJn the cotpo'
On 'No permit, no exam" At first glance people will laud ifthis measure is passedi salaries nteseaaary and lqal counsel offhe
bills (again!) this policy because of its social of teachers and costs of utilities Manila Trm€s, and mana$ng paner
A few dap ago, Univenity of Min- contsd. And the intention is com- are paid through prompt tuition of the Estrada and Aquino law h.
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