DepEd: Public school teachers will no longer work on-site from May 2-13, 2022

DepEd: Public school teachers will no longer work on-site from May 2-13, 2022

Tonight, the Department of Education (DepEd) has announced that public school teachers will no longer be required to work on-site from May 2 to 13, 2022 contrary to its statement last week.

The said days had been previously declared as no-class days based on DepEd’s calendar for school year 2021-2022, which led many to wonder why public school teachers are still required to be in their respective schools during those two weeks.

This goes to show that it is important for public school teachers to speak out against questionable policies being implemented by their superiors.

That’s because the more they stick to the “obedience-at-all-times” mentality, then no changes will ever happen. It is not likely for DepEd to change course without the strong clamor from teachers as well as teachers’ organizations.

Kudos to the Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Philippines, Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC), and everyone else who spoke out on this matter!

Is it now realistic to hope that DepEd will also reconsider its order that there should be 100% on-site reporting in all schools in areas under alert level number 1 even if face-to-face classes are yet to resume completely?

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