‘No homework’ bill will be carefully studied – Gatchalian
MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday said the proposed no-homework-on-weekends policy would be looked into “carefully.”
Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate basic education committee, issued the statement after lawmakers filed separate measures seeking to limit the assigning of homework to students.
“I believe that our teachers are more than capable to discern what and how much homework to assign to their students to encourage good study habits and foster intellectual development,” the senator said.
“Having said that, we will, of course, study the proposal carefully. What is important is an efficient pedagogy that will lead to better learner outcomes,” he added.
According to Gatchalian, the government’s current priority is to ensure that the K-12 curriculum is “up-to-date, responsive to the demands of the current job market, and calibrated to address job mismatch and underemployment.”
Sen. Grace Poe earlier filed a measure seeking to promote a “no homework on weekend” policy, while two lawmakers at the House of Representatives filed separate bills on a similar proposal.
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