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Filipino Teachers’ Broken American Dream

By Amelia Pang WASHINGTON—Over 1,000 Filipino teachers have come to work in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland. Many were recruited by the school board while in the Philippines, with promises of a better life. “The irony is my life has not gotten better, it has gotten Read more »

‘Pinoy teachers among lowest paid in Asia’

abs-cbnNEWS.com – MANILA, Philippines – As the world commemorates World Teacher’s Day today, a party-list representative lamented that Filipino teachers are among the lowest paid in Asia. Gabriela party-list Rep. Luz Ilagan, who taught at the Ateneo de Davao University for four decades, said “not only is it a Read more »

The Learning

In this surprising and moving documentary, filmmaker Ramona Diaz (director of Imelda) tells a little-known story of public school teachers recruited from the Philippines to assume hard-to-fill teaching posts in American schools. Following her Filipina protagonists to their new country and into the classroom, Diaz renders a powerful group Read more »

Pinoy kids now required to pass kindergarten

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Filipino children are now required to finish kindergarten before they are allowed to enrol in Grade 1 in public schools. The House of Representatives has approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill 3826 institutionalizing kindergarten education for Filipinos 5 years old and above who want to study in Read more »

Palengkswela: Bringing the school to the public market

By Claire Delfin – Most Filipino kids are in bed by 9:00 p.m. However, for 12-year-old Ian Mejido, his day is just beginning at that hour.

Private schools also want homework ban, says DepEd chief

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By Kimberly Jane T. Tan – Private schools are also supporting a Department of Education (DepEd) memorandum prohibiting public elementary school teachers from giving their pupils homework to do over the weekend, Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro said Monday.