By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube video by Imee Marcos
Senator Imee Marcos interviewed by the Senate media
Disappointing PISA Survey Result
Senator Imee Marcos talks to the Senate media as per the video. This is about the reaction of the academic community to the performance of public school students in the PISA survey. The repercussions on the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement are also part of the discussion.
Public Education Teachers Need Help
The Senator said that the teachers have many responsibilities aside from teaching. They serve as providers to the needy, psychiatrists to anxious students, and second parents to neglected children. Programs in education must focus on enhancing the abilities and capabilities of educators. They can also do more when they are financially able.
Changes in Public School Learning Needed
The country has the oldest education system in the world. Indonesia and Vietnam are already ahead of the Philippines. Memorizing and multiple choice strategies cannot nurture the mind. Problem-solving does. Parents must also be a part of their children’s school activities. There’s no need to be defensive here, she added. PISA can be wrong but it cannot be denied that the current education in the Philippines needs overhauling. Substantial changes in public school learning are crucial.