‘No-homework policy a socio-economic class issue’

Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the effort to push for a no-homework policy for students, Sen. Pia Cayetano urged her colleagues in the Senate not to treat the issue in isolation.

In a privilege speech yesterday, Cayetano said there are children who do not have a conducive environment at home to do their homework.

“I am all for studying the effect of homework. But I would like to ask this body to approach this not in isolation. Let us look into what we need to do to provide our children with the holistic learning environment,”  she said.

“It cannot be homework or no homework only. It has to be an environment that promotes learning in the classroom, outside of the classroom, in the homes, in the communities and wherever they are in the Philippines,” she added.

The senator expressed belief that her Senate colleagues genuinely want to provide the best for Filipino children.

“So before anyone conclude that I am pro-homework… I am not against homework per se but I am definitely for creating the best kind of learning environment for our students,” she said. 

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